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September 20, 2012

Spacelab pallet completes its long journey arriving at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

OTTAWA, September 20, 2012 – After itself serving as the "cradle" or "suitcase" in which the Canadarm2 as well as the "Canada Hand" – the robot Dextre – were taken up to space, the Spacelab pallet is currently being transported to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM), where it will remain for the next four years.

The roughly 4.5 ton artefact (including its trolley) has been loaned to the CASM by NASA through the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and will be publicly displayed at the CASM as soon as its considerable dimensions can be accommodated. It will be arriving in Ottawa at the CASM at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday, September 21, at the end of its journey from the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

WHAT: Delivery of the Spacelab space pallet

WHERE: Canada Aviation and Space Museum 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa

WHEN: Friday, September 21
11 a.m. (approx.)

There will be a photo opportunity of the space pallet being unloaded at the CASM at the indicated approximate time. Interviews about the artefact with designated spokespersons will be available upon request.

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INFORMATION

Olivier Bouffard
Media relations
613-949-5732

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