Chris Hadfield is Getting Ready to Take Command of the International Space Station – Crew News Conference

Longueuil, Quebec, September 6, 2012 –Less than three months before Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield takes off on Expedition 34/35, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invites media representatives to the crew news conference. This press conference will be held at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston and will be broadcasted live at CSA's office. Chris Hadfield and his crew members will answer media questions via NASA TV.

Only journalists present at CSA will have the opportunity to participate in the question period.

Media representatives who cannot be on site will be able to watch the press conference live on NASA TV.

September 13, 2012
Time What Who Where

2 p.m.
Crew news conference and question period

  • Press conference with Expedition 34/35 crew members live from JSC

  • Question period from CSA

  • Chris Hadfield, CSA astronaut

  • Roman Romanenko, Russian Space Agency astronaut

  • Tom Marshburn, NASA astronaut

Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec

3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone interviews opportunities with Chris Hadfield

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Double-ender interviews with Chris Hadfield


  • Several time slots have been reserved for phone interviews with Chris Hadfield between 3:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. If you want to participate in one of those teleconferences, please contact CSA's media relations team to reserve a spot.
  • There will be a limited number of opportunities to conduct double-ender interviews with Chris Hadfield between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Media who confirmed their interest will need to conduct the interview from CSA's office. To reserve time for a televised interview, please contact CSA's media relations team to reserve a spot.

For more information on Expedition 34/35, please visit:

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For more information:

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370