Media Days at NASA's Johnson Space Centre with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Longueuil, Quebec, June 20, 2012 - On July 25 and 26, 2012, Canadian media are invited to NASA's Johnson Space Center where Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield is preparing for his upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

These media days are a unique opportunity for members of the media to acquire footage of Hadfield in training and to conduct one-on-one interviews prior to his mission, which is set to launch in December 2012.

Places are limited and subject to NASA's accreditation approval. Interested media must contact the CSA Media Relations Office in order to begin the NASA accreditation process. The required information must be sent to CSA by end of day, June 26, 2012. (Note: Each member of the media crews will have to fill out a form for accreditation and provide a PDF of their passport).

July 25 and 26, 2012
What Where Schedule*
Media Days with CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Johnson Space Center
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas

July 25 – Day 1
Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL)
Mission Control

July 26 – Day 2
Training/simulation sessions
ISS real size mock-ups

*More details will be available soon. Please note that one-on-one interviews will most probably be done after hours (past 5:00 p.m.) and the location for these interviews is to be confirmed.

About Expedition 34/35

On December 5, 2012, Chris Hadfield will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to reach the International Space Station, where he will live and work for six months as part of the crew of Expedition 34/35.

During the second half of his mission, Hadfield will become the first Canadian Commander of the ISS - a milestone for Canadian space exploration. In addition to overseeing operations as Commander, he will carry out scientific experiments, operate Canadarm2 and perform various robotic tasks.

For more information, visit the CSA website: www.asc-csa.gc.ca

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For more information:

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370
E-mail:
Website: www.asc-csa.gc.ca