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Canada Aviation and Space Museum description and photos - Canada: Ottawa. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
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The Canadian Air and Space Museum is an entertaining museum of Canadian aviation history in Ottawa. The museum is run by the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
In 1964, the National Aviation Collection was formed at Rockcliffe (the base of the Royal Canadian Air Force). In fact, it was a merger of already three existing collections - the collection of the National Aviation Museum at Uplands Air Force Base (specializing in early aviation), the collection of the Canadian War Museum (mainly military aircraft, including captured ones) and the collection of the Museum of the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1982, the collection received the status of the National Aviation Museum.
Over time, the collection of the museum was significantly replenished and in 1988 it moved to a new spacious hangar, and in 2006, in order to accommodate all available exhibits in proper conditions, another hangar was opened. In 2009-2010, a large-scale reconstruction of the museum was carried out, which made it possible to expand its area by 2,600 square meters and add a new foyer, conference room, cafeteria, classrooms, etc. In 2010 the museum got its current name.
The Canadian Air and Space Museum owns an extensive collection of both civil and military aviation, which perfectly illustrates the history of Canadian aviation. The most valuable and well-known exhibit of the museum is the Avro CF-105 Arrow fighter-interceptor, or rather its nose. Of particular interest are the old "bushplanes" dating back to the 20s and 40s and the remote manipulator of the shuttle Endeavor. However, such exhibits as Zenair CH 300 Tri Zenith C-GOVK,
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