Josh D.

Quispamsis, New Brunswick

Anglophone East Regional Heritage Fair (Hopewell Cape)


This project is about Canada’s contribution to the International Space Program by the development of the Canadarm. Thirty years later, this technology has returned to earth with helping the medical field in cancer research.





What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned that Canada is very proud of its contributions to the international space centre. The Canadarm will always be part of Canada's heritage and rightly so. The Canadarm is a story of determination, dedication and hard work that defiantly has paid off. Canada stands out as a world leader as a result.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Thirty years ago, the Canadian Space Agency developed the Canadarm. With it's robotic technology, astronauts were able to go to outer space and use this as a machine that could repair anything, and also use as a camera to recorded many unimaginable pictures. Today, the technology has opened many doors in the medical field back on earth.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

This project is just not about one person. It is about many groups of people who wanted to develop an arm that would allow astronauts to use it in outer space. Today, another group of people with the same convictions, have taken the technology to another level, both in space and earth.