Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield's First News Conference Live from Space

Longueuil, Quebec, January 7, 2013 – January 10 will be the first opportunity for media representatives to speak with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who will have spent 23 days in orbit.

ONLY THE MEDIA PRESENT ON-SITE at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will be able to ask questions. Interested media must call the CSA Media Relations team to reserve a place.

Journalists who cannot be on-site will be able to watch the event live on CSA Website.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Time What Who Where

12:15 to 12:35 p.m. EST
The time of the event may change without advance notice.

First news conference live from space

Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut

Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9

To schedule interviews with CSA spokespersons, please contact CSA Media Relations.

For more details on the mission, visit the CSA website at www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/expedition34-35/.

Videos, animations and pictures are available at this address:
ftp://ftp.asc-csa.gc.ca/users/expedition34-35/pub/.

About Expedition 34/35:

On December 19, 2012, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield launched aboard a Russian Soyuz vehicle. Two days later, he docked to the International Space Station (ISS), his new orbital home for a five-month period. During the second half of his mission, Chris Hadfield will become the first Canadian Commander of the ISS—a milestone for Canadian space exploration.

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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