Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

September 15, 2009 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Free Flying Capture for Canadarm2

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2009) - This week, Canadarm2 will do its first capture of the Japanese automated vehicle, the HTV (H-II Transfer Vehicle). Media representatives are invited to a technical briefing where Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield will explain the role of Canadarm2 and Robert Thirsk during this space catch. The information session will be followed by interviews and live NASA TV viewing of the free flying capture.

Journalists who cannot be on site at CSA will be able to watch the event live on our Web site at www.asc-csa.gc.ca.



WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 2009

HOUR: 3 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Technical briefing on HTV capture
3:25 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Interviews
3:50 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Live capture of the HTV

WHO: Chris Hadfield, CSA astronaut

WHERE: Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aeroport
Longueuil, Quebec


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

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

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