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Opening Reception – Health in Space: Daring to Explore

June 1 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

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

Join us on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 6:00PM for the public opening reception of Health in Space: Daring to Explore!

Refreshments provided

Doors open at 6:00PM

Remarks at 6:30PM – Special Guest Speaker from NASA!8:00 PM

Museum is open until 8:00 PM

Address: 1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610

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About the Exhibit:

Health in Space: Daring to Explore

The Health in Space: Daring to Explore exhibition was developed by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, one of three museums under Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency.

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.

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.

New Technologies in Space Medicine

The International Museum of Surgical Science developed the New Technologies in Space Medicine exhibition in partnership with NASA, Virtual Incision, Axiom Space, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), and the Japanese Culture Center.

For parking and directions, visit https://imss.org/plan-your-visit/#nav

For questions, contact Michelle Rinard at michelle@imss.org or at 312-642-6502 ext. 3118


June 1
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


International Museum of Surgical Science
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International Museum of Surgical Science

1524 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60610 United States

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