New Tasks for Astronaut Jeremy Hansen

Longueuil, Quebec, June 28, 2012 – Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be part of the Hawk one event in Edmonton on June 29. The next day, he will travel to Victoria Island (a remote part of the Canadian arctic) to take part in a unique analogue mission.

He will have some availability for media interviews on June 29. Please contact CSA Media Relations.

June 29, 2012
* Media are invited to attend this event.
Time What Where
7:00 p.m.

CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen will give a presentation about his journey from childhood to becoming a Canadian Forces pilot and astronaut. Major Hansen is the newest team member of the Hawk One Program.

Alberta Aviation Museum
11410 Kingsway Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta
780-451-1175

June 30 to July 11, 2012
What

CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen will join Western University's planetary geologist, Gordon Osinski, on Victoria Island (or Kitlineq) for an analogue "moon" mission. Together they will investigate a possible new meteorite impact crater. The team will use Canadian satellite Radarsat-2 imagery to aid in the selection of a landing site for the Twin Otter aircraft and to identify potential sites of scientific interest.

For more information...

Media and the public can follow the analogue mission online at: cpsx.uwo.ca/research/field-sites/victoria-island

Jeremy Hansen will also be tweeting from Victoria Island. Follow @astro_jeremy on twitter.

*There may be limited opportunities for media interviews during the mission on Victoria Island. If interested, please contact the CSA's Media Relations Office.

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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