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December 13, 2016

In a secret location in Halifax.....

.....the next generation of Harbour Hopper is being tested.

Russian hackers and Wikileaks are allegedly seeking details, but we are able to bring you exclusive photographs of the state-of-the-art wheelchair module in action.

Here is the launch vehicle as shipped from the lab in Calgary:  It features the heavy-duty power unit.  We believe there is a manual override for safety.

The elite team of Hopper-nauts is simulating a launch.  Notice the new style of space suit and helmet. 

And arriving at Tranquility base on board the Harbour Orbiter:

A close-up of the principal safety features on board the Orbiter.

All kidding aside, for wheelchair users, this is the moon shot revisited.  A forward thinking businessman, a responsible government agency and this society have joined to re-imagine a signature tourist attraction that symbolizes Nova Scotia's commitment to equality.  Not just tourists, but fourth graders on school trips will be able to enjoy this trademark element of the Halifax waterfront.

We are confident The Hopper-nauts will live long and prosper!

"We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people."
John F. Kennedy 1962

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