CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield Communicates Through Amateur Radio With Students From Laval, Quebec

Longueuil, Quebec, March 26, 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.

The radio contact will be Webcast live.

Media are invited to the event:

Time What Who Audience Where

9:13 a.m. (EDT)
The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice

Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via radio)

About 570 students from Des Cardinaux Primary School

Des Cardinaux Primary School
6060 des Cardinaux Street
Sainte-Rose, Laval, QC, H7L 6B7


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
Steve McFarlane
Telephone: 613-866-0911
E-mail: ariss@roger.com

Des Cardinaux Primary School
Nathalie Hébert
Communications Advisor
Telephone: 450-662-7000 ext. 1220
E-mail: nahebert@cslaval.qc.ca

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