Canadarm Leaves Florida Bound for Public Display

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The Canadian-built robotic arm that flew on 90 space shuttle missions between 1981 and the fleet’s retirement last year has left NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., en route to Quebec where it will be put on public display, the Canadian Space Agency announced July 16.

Before reaching its final destination, the Canadarm will be delivered to a MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates facility to be sanitized and refurbished. After that, it will be transported to the Canadian Space Agency’s John H. Chapman Space Center for public display.

The Canadarm spent a total of 944 days in space, traveling the equivalent of over 624 million kilometers, the Canadian Space Agency said.