CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield communicates through amateur radio with students gathered at Penticton

Longueuil, Quebec, February 21, 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 (ISS).

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. During Expedition 34/35, ARISS Canada hopes to establish over 15 amateur radio contacts between astronaut Chris Hadfield and young Canadians across the nation.

Media are invited to the event:

Friday, February 22, 2013
Time What Who Audience Where

11:36 a.m. PT
The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice

Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (on radio)

450 students from schools of the area

Uplands Elementary School
145 Middle Bench Road
Penticton, British Columbia, V2A 8S7


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

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Contact information:

ARISS Mentor
Brian Jackson
Telephone: 403-804-7731
E-mail: bjackson@rockyview.ab.ca

Uplands Elementary School
Patricia Tribe
Media Relations
Telephone: 250-492-7965
E-mail: patricia.tribe@gmail.com

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