Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

November 30, 2009 13:19 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE/Media Advisory: After 189 Days in Space Robert Thirsk is Coming Back to Earth

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2009) - A correction from source is being issued with respect to the release sent out this morning. The corrected version follows.

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Robert Thirsk is coming back to Earth on December 1st after spending 189 days in space. He will head back to solid ground aboard the same Soyuz Russian vehicle that brought him to the International Space Station six months ago.

Media representatives are invited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to view the landing (images on NASA TV).

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

Revised schedule



December 1st
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1:00 a.m. Reopening of CSA doors for media
Benoit Marcotte, director General of Operations onsite
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1:25 a.m. Deorbit burn on NASA TV

Presentation by benoît Marcotte
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2:16 a.m. Robert Thrisk's landing in Kazakhstan on NASA TV
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3 a.m. Phone call from Steve MacLean, CSA president, from
Russian Mission Control
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As soon as possible Phone call from CSA spokesperson
(up to 2 hours of delay) from landing site in Kazakhstan
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This event might be pushed forward or delayed without advance notice.

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11 a.m. Videoconference or phone call from Robert Thirsk from
Star City in Russia
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WHERE: Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aeroport
Longueuil, Quebec


For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency website at www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/expedition20-21/

Video, animations and pictures are available at this address: ftp://ftp.asc-csa.gc.ca/users/expedition20-21/pub/

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