On April 22, 2001, Colonel Chris Hadfield made history as the first Canadian to perform a spacewalk when he installed Canadarm2 on the International Space Station 400 km (249 mi) above the earth. This next-generation robotic arm was born on the success of the Canadarm, the first robotic arm ever built for space. Canadarm proved so effective for the shuttle's astronauts that scientists wanted one for the Station - in fact, Col. Hadfield used Canadarm when he installed Canadarm2! From the moment it became operational, Canadarm2 has been a critical component in the construction of the Station - and it will be equally important in its maintenance for years to come. Virtually every mission will rely on it - an amazing technological achievement that you can celebrate with pride as Canada marks the 5th anniversary of this nation's first-ever spacewalk.
Face Value: 30 dollars
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
Weight (g): 31.50
Diameter (mm): 40
Silver rendition of the Gold Design. Selective hologram of the Canadarm in space.
Maroon display case with an insert which houses the coin. Protected by a black beauty box.