Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

April 27, 2010 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: From Sea to Space: Astronaut Chris Hadfield brings Space Exploration to Students

SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) - Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian astronaut to ever perform a spacewalk, will be in Sudbury to give special presentations on space exploration and what it is really like to live and work in space. Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Hadfield has flown twice in space and is the only Canadian to have visited both the Russian Space Station Mir (1995) and the International Space Station (2001).

Taking a plunge for space exploration

He will also speak about his current training including an underwater mission that uses the ocean floor to simulate exploration missions to the surface of asteroids, Moon and Mars. This May, Chris Hadfield will be taking part in NASA's undersea mission as commander of the crew of NEEMO 14.The crew will live aboard an underwater habitat called Aquarius venturing from it on simulated spacewalks, operating a robotic arm and manoeuvring the vehicles much like would be done when setting up a habitat on another planet. He is also part of a Canadian underwater science expedition (Pavilion Lake, BC), learning how to search for life in extreme environments.

Journalists are invited to these presentations.

Wednesday, April 28  
   
What: Presentation at the Laurentian University
   
Time: 3:30 pm EDT
   
Location: Laurentian University
  School of Engineering
  935 Ramsey Lake Road
  Sudbury, Ontario
   
Contact:  Claudine Beausoleil
  Phone: 705-765-1151, ext. 2360
  Email: cbeausoleil@laurentian.ca

 

Thursday, April 29  
   
What: Science North
   
Time: 10:30 am EDT
   
Location: Science North
  100 Ramsey Lake Road
  Sudbury, Ontario
   
Contact: Simon Strasser
  Phone: 705-522-3701
  strasser@sciencenorth.ca

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