Amateur radio contact between astronaut Chris Hadfield and students from Chief Peguis Jr. High in Winnipeg

Longueuil, Quebec, February 12, 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 the event:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time What Who Audience Where

1:47 p.m. (Central Standard Time)
The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice

Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via radio)

485 students from Chief Peguis Jr. High

Chief Peguis Jr. High
1400 Rothesay St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2G 1V2

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/.

Videos, animations and pictures of Expedition 34/35 are available at this address:
ftp://ftp.asc-csa.gc.ca/users/communications/pub/medias/EXPEDITION34-35/.

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Contact information:

ARISS Canada
Steve McFarlane
Coordinator
Telephone: 613-866-0911
E-mail: ariss@rogers.com

Chief Peguis Jr. High
Kathleen Murphy
Gr. 8 Classroom Teacher
Telephone: 204-668-9442
E-mail: kmurphy@retsd.mb.ca

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