A traveling exhibition honors astronaut David Saint-Jacques

A traveling exhibition honors astronaut David Saint-Jacques
A traveling exhibition honors astronaut David Saint-Jacques

Alexia Grousson

At the Windsor Museum, a traveling exhibition on the theme Health in space: the audacity to explore, has been on display since February. As the title suggests, it addresses the health of astronauts from their recruitment, during their mission and after their return to Earth. This exhibition was designed by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency.

Through this exhibition, the effects of space on the human body and the scientific research that has advanced knowledge are laid bare. Three axes are addressed: gravity, radiation and isolation in space. How does this unique environment affect the human body so much? These are indeed the main challenges to be met regarding the physical and mental health of astronauts.

The exhibition offers a special section on astronaut David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency. Born in Quebec, he studied medicine before embarking on astronomy. In May 2016, he was assigned to the mission Expedition 58/59 and receives two years of specialized training in several countries to hone their skills, knowledge and prepare for extraterrestrial life.

On December 3, 2018, Mr. Saint-Jacques flew to the Space Station and carried out one of the longest missions for a Canadian astronaut to date. He stayed in space for 204 days, circled the Earth 3,264 times, covering more than 139 million kilometers before returning to Earth on June 24, 2019.

“We are a museum of ancient history. It’s very interesting to have an exhibition like this because it brings us a touch of modern history. There are several interactive activities such as videos, interviews with different astronauts, objects and clothing belonging to Mr. Saint-Jacques,” relates Nicole Chittle, assistant at the Windsor Museum.

During the exhibition, visitors can participate in a treasure hunt. To do this, they must explore the Museum and answer several questions in order to win prizes. Visiting the traveling exhibition is by reservation only on the website www.citywindsor.ca. It is also possible to get a guided tour in French.

The exhibition Health in space: the audacity to explore ends May 5. But good news, the Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday May 4.

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