Astronaut Chris Hadfield returns to Earth

Longueuil, Quebec, May 9, 2013 – The end of Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield's mission is fast approaching. Media representatives are invited to CSA Headquarters for the live landing event. On May 13, Hadfield will board the same Soyuz Russian vehicle that brought him to the International Space Station (ISS) five months ago and will head back to solid ground in Kazakhstan.

Journalists who cannot be on site can watch the live webcast on the CSA Website.

This sequence of events is based on a nominal scenario. It can change or be cancelled without advance notice. Please call the CSA Media Relations Office to confirm the most up-to-date details.

Time (EDT) What Who Where
  • 9:30 p.m. - Webcast begins with pre-event special programming
  • 10:00 p.m. - Presentations and live commentary by CSA Astronaut David Saint-Jacques and former CSA Astronaut Robert Thirsk
  • 10:31 p.m. - Chris Hadfield's landing in Kazakhstan.
  • About 10-15 minutes after landing we should have video of the capsule from NASA TV
  • About 20-30 minutes after landing, extraction of the astronauts from the capsule (on NASA TV)
  • Presentations and live commentary
  • Landing of Expedition 34/35 (on NASA TV)
  • David Saint-Jacques, CSA Astronaut
  • Robert Thirsk, Former CSA Astronaut

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About Expedition 34/35

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