CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Speak Live from Space with Saint John Students

Longueuil, Quebec, January 16, 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:

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time What Who Where

9:35 a.m. AST
The time of the contact may change without advance notice

Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut
400 students - Saint Rose Elementary School

Saint Rose Elementary School
700 Manawagonish Road
Saint John, New Brunswick
M2M 3W5

The event will also be broadcasted live on the Web by Bell Aliant at: http://live.streamit.ca/?player=66.

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 CSA 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:

The Loyalist City Amateur Radio Club, Inc., co-host of the event: http://www.lcarc.ca/

For more information:

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