Commander Hadfield Performs Students' Experiment Live On board the International Space Station

Longueuil, Quebec, April 11, 2013 – Winning students of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Canadian Science Challenge will soon know if their science experiment hypothesis holds up in weightlessness. On Tuesday April 16, during an exclusive Earth-to-space connection, Chris Hadfield will perform, under the young scientists' guidance, the winning experiment in space.

On this occasion, CSA Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be at the Lockview High School in Fall River, Nova Scotia, as will other distinguished guests.

Last September, CSA launched the Canadian Science Challenge and invited students to submit a unique science experiment using only items already available aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The prize consisted for Commander Chris Hadfield to conduct the winning experiment during a live connection at the winners' school.

The event will also be broadcast live on the CSA Website.

Media are invited to attend the event.

Time What Who Audience Where

1 p.m. (ADT)
(12:00 p.m. EDT)
The time of the event may change without advance notice

  • Presentation on Expedition 34/35 by CSA Astronaut David Saint-Jacques
  • Announcement of winners and demonstration of the experiment
  • Discussion with Chris Hadfield live from space (20 minutes)
  • Commander Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via video)
  • David Saint-Jacques, CSA Astronaut (on site)

1,200 students from Lockview High School

Lockview High School
148 Lockview Road
Fall River, Nova Scotia, B2T 1J1

About Expedition 34/35

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