Astronaut Chris Hadfield answers questions live from space with the Governor General of Canada

Longueuil, Quebec, January 28, 2013 – What would happen to a marshmallow in space? That's one of several questions Hadfield will answer from the International Space Station (ISS) on January 30 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Joined by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, he will speak live to 200 grade 5 and 6 students from the National Capital Region.

Prior to this discussion, His Excellency will answer questions from the students on the role and responsibilities of the Governor General of Canada. While at the Museum, students will also visit the Canadian Space Agency's Living in Space exhibit featuring Hadfield's first space guitar.

Media representatives are invited to attend the event.

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

Wednesday, January  30, 2013
Time Who Audience Where

12:00 p.m.
The time of the event may change without advance notice

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada (on site)
Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (from space)

200 students from:

  • Rockcliffe Park Public School
  • Corpus Christi Elementary School
  • Our Lady Mount Carmel School
  • Le Phare Elementary School

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, ON

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 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.

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

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For more information:

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