Commander Chris Hadfield Communicates Through Amateur Radio With Students from Nepean, Ontario

Longueuil, Quebec, April 17, 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

2:05 p.m. (EDT)
The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice

Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

Commander Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via radio)

About 220 Grade 9 students from John McCrae Secondary School

John McCrae Secondary School
103 Malvern Drive
Nepean, Ontario, K2J 4T2


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

John McCrae Secondary School
Thomas Schultz
Telephone: 613-823-0367

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