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For most of us, having the chance to operate Canadarm 2 at the International Space Station is merely a dream. Which is why The Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery’s newest exhibit Living in Space represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for space enthusiasts of all ages. Open since December 2012, Living in Space will run throughout 2013. Admission is included with the purchase of a Science Gallery single ticket or combo (and is free for Museum members).

“This is a great exhibit about Canada’s ongoing adventure in space, on display here in Manitoba during and after the time that the International Space Station had its first-ever Canadian commander, Chris Hadfield,” says Scott Young, Manager of Science Communications and Visitor Experiences. “Two words:  Space Toilet!”

Living in Space’s highlightsinclude a giant Earth sphere, a giant playable guitar, a robotics simulator, an electronic touch table to simulate the experience of eating in space, Zeno Motion Panels, and a collection of unique space artefacts contributed by our Canadian astronauts, including Robert Thirsk’s sleeping bag, Chris Hadfield’s space guitar and Julie Payette’s flight suit.

For more on the exhibit, see CTV’s coverage of Chris Hadfield’s voyage along with the exhibit:  http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1099044