Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

October 27, 2009 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Dr. Robert Thirsk to Speak to Media From the International Space Station

Live Q & A via downlink to the Ontario Science Centre

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2009) - Representatives from the media are invited to attend a live conversation and question-and-answer session with Dr. Robert Thirsk, currently aboard the International Space Station. Dr.Thirsk is completing a six-month mission aboard the ISS, the longest for a Canadian astronaut.

ONLY JOURNALISTS ON-SITE at the OSC will be able to ask questions.

Journalists who cannot be on-site will be able to watch the event live on NASA TV or on the CSA website at

Note: Time of the event may change without advance notice. Please call the CSA Media Relations Office to confirm the most up-to-date details.

What: Live 20-minute downlink from the International Space Station
Question period for media onsite at OSC

Who: Dr. Robert Thirsk, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
Dr. Richard Hughson, University of Waterloo
Dr. Hooley McLaughlin, Director of Visitor Experience, Ontario
Science Centre

When: Thursday, October 29, 2009
12:35 pm

Where: Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto
(TV crews may use the valley parking: Enter off Gateway Drive, one
light south of the main entrance, proceed down the hill to the
security entrance)

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