Once completed, the oncology unit on the eighth floor of the new centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital will be designed to give cancer patients the experience of moving from inside the International Space Station in the preparation room, to outer space for their procedure in the second room, and finally back to Earth in the recovery area.
The hospital is partnering with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre to design the spacewalk.
Space centre astronomer Derek Kief said the spacewalk is the result of several brainstorming sessions with doctors, patients and other hospital staff.