Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

October 15, 2009 11:21 ET

Media Advisory: From Space to Powell River Students

POWELL RIVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2009) - Media representatives are invited to the Brooks Secondary School in Powell River, British Columbia, to witness an out-of-this-world conversation. Students from School District 47 will have the unique opportunity to ask their questions to Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Robert Thirsk while he is in space. Astronaut Thirsk will be going back to his roots since he attended Grief Point Elementary School in Powell River when he was a young boy. Some of his former teachers have been invited to attend the event.

Journalists who cannot be on site will be able to watch the event live on this website: www.asc-csa.gc.ca.

Time of the event may change without advance notice. Please call our Media Relations Office for the most up to date information at (450) 926-4370.



WHEN Thursday, October 22, 2009

TIME (Pacific time)

10:15 a.m Beginning of the event
10:35 a.m. Contact with International Space Station
11:10 a.m. End of the event

WHO Robert Thirsk, CSA Astronaut
Frank De Winne, European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut
Jeffrey Williams, NASA Astronaut

WHERE Max Cameron Theatre
Brooks Secondary School
5400 Marine Avenue
Powell River, British Columbia


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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