Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Speak Live from Space with 700 University of Waterloo Students

Longueuil, Quebec, February 13, 2013 – On February 15, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), will speak with students gathered at the University of Waterloo.

CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will attend the event and provide a presentation on the mission.

Dr. Richard Hughson from the University of Waterloo will give an overview of two of the Canadian science experiments being performed by Hadfield on board the ISS.

Media are invited to attend the event:

Friday, February 15, 2013
Time What Who Audience Where

11:30 a.m. EST
The time of the event may change without advance notice

  • Presentation on Expedition 34/35 by Astronaut Jeremy Hansen (15 minutes)
  • Presentation on the BP-Reg and Vascular experiments by Dr. Richard Hughson (15 minutes)
  • Discussion with Chris Hadfield live from space (20 minutes)
  • Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (on video)
  • Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut (on site)
  • Dr. Richard Hughson, Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Feridun Hamdullahpur, President, University of Waterloo

700 students and professors

University of Waterloo Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall
200 University Avenue W
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1

The event will be webcasted on the LiveStream Channel of the University of Waterloo.

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 are available at this address:
ftp://ftp.asc-csa.gc.ca/users/communications/pub/medias/EXPEDITION34-35/.

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For more information: Contact us.

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