CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Speak to Newfoundland Air Cadets from Space

Longueuil, Quebec, January 11, 2013 – As part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield will answer questions live from the International Space Station.

ARISS Canada is a volunteer program aimed at inspiring students worldwide to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math through amateur radio communications opportunities. ARISS Canada hopes to establish over 15 amateur radio contacts with astronaut Chris Hadfield and young Canadians across the nation, during Expedition 34/35.

Media are invited to observe this exchange:

St. John's, Newfoundland
Royal Canadian Air Cadets of the Newfoundland Cadet Detachment

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Time What Who Audience Where

11:10 a.m. (Newfoundland Standard Time)

Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut

275 Air Cadets

Admiralty House Communications Museum
23 Old Placentia Road, Mount Pearl
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1E 6E3

About ARISS

ARISS is an international working group consisting of delegations from nine countries including Canada, Japan, Russia, the USA and several European countries. The organization is run by volunteers from national amateur radio organizations and the AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) organizations from each country.

About Expedition 34/35:

For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency website at
www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/expedition34-35/default.asp.

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

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Contact information

Royal Canadian Air Cadets
Captain Miranda Mills
Telephone: 709-687-7442
E-mail: millsmiranda@gmail.com

For more information:

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