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Explore the Wonders of Space Health at the International Museum of Surgical Science!

Embark on an extraordinary journey into the cosmos with “Health in Space: Daring to Explore,” a captivating traveling exhibition brought to you by Ingenium Canada’s Aviation and Space Museum and the Canadian Space Agency. This summer, we invite you to unravel the mysteries of astronauts’ health challenges while living and working in space, including the effects of variable gravity, radiation, and isolation.

About the Exhibition:

Health in Space is not just a display; it’s an immersive experience designed to demystify the unique health challenges faced by astronauts. Developed in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency, this exhibition showcases Canada’s pivotal role in advancing health research through an array of authentic artifacts and engaging interactive activities.

Embark on a Cosmic Odyssey: “Health in

Space: Daring to Explore” Exhibition

Launches on May 31, 2024, at the

International Museum of Surgical Science

Immerse Yourself in the Extraordinary:

  • Variable Gravity: Step into the shoes of astronauts and understand the impact of variable gravity on their health.
  • Radiation: Explore the challenges posed by radiation in space and how it influences astronauts’ well-being.
  • Isolation: Delve into the psychological and physical effects of isolation during extended space missions.

Step into the cosmos and uncover the mysteries of space health through interactive displays, authentic artifacts, and engaging activities. Gain insights into the impact of variable gravity, radiation, and isolation on astronauts’ well-being. Explore the fascinating journey of Canadian astronaut and medical doctor David Saint-Jacques and his mission to the International Space Station.

Astronauts’ Health: A Lifelong Commitment:

From selection to post-mission care, the health of astronauts is our top priority. Discover the meticulous attention given to their well-being and the incredible stories of those who push the boundaries of human exploration.

Online Resources for Deeper Exploration:

Visit the Ingenium website to access a wealth of online resources, including an enlightening video series where astronauts share their experiences. Learn how these insights contribute to long-duration space exploration, potentially leading us to Mars, and how they benefit healthcare on Earth.

For educators and curious minds alike, a downloadable School Program is available, offering engaging, hands-on activities that explore health in space within the broader context of Canada’s contributions to aerospace exploration. Gain valuable insights into potential future careers in the field, with a focus on the achievements of David Saint-Jacques, Canada’s latest space explorer.

Embark on Your Space Health Journey:

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore the wonders of space health at the International Museum of Surgical Science. Health in Space: Daring to Explore promises an eye-opening journey into the challenges and triumphs of astronauts, showcasing the intersection of space exploration and healthcare advancements.

For more information, contact Michelle Rinard at or at 312-642-6502 ext. 3118.

Request for Sponsorship and Donations:

As we embark on this cosmic journey, we invite businesses, organizations, and individuals to partner with us through sponsorship and donations. Your support will play a crucial role in bringing this groundbreaking exhibition to life and inspiring the next generation of space enthusiasts.

How You Can Contribute:

  • Sponsorship Opportunities: Elevate your brand by becoming a sponsor and showcasing your commitment to advancing space exploration and health research.
  • Donations: Every contribution, big or small, makes a significant impact. Join us in fostering education, curiosity, and innovation

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or make a donation, please contact Michelle Rinard with our dedicated team at

Be Part of Something Extraordinary:

Join us on May 31, 2024, for the grand opening of “Health in Space: Daring to Explore.” Let’s explore the cosmos together and inspire a new era of discovery.

Don’t miss this stellar opportunity to be part of something extraordinary! Save the date, support the cause, and let the wonders of space health unfold before your eyes.

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