Commander Chris Hadfield To Speak Live From Space With Students From St. Albert, Alberta

Longueuil, Quebec, April 8, 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:

Time What Who Audience Where

2 p.m. (MDT)
(4 p.m. EDT)
The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice

Trilingual (English, French and Russian) amateur radio contact between Earth and space

Commander Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via radio)

About 180 students from Sir George Simpson Junior High School

Sir George Simpson Junior High School
50 Grosvenor Blvd.
St. Albert, Alberta, T8N 0X6


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

Sir George Simpson Junior High School
Tony Rafaat
Teacher/ARISS Coordinator
Telephone: 780-459-4456

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370