Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

September 21, 2009 08:59 ET

Media Advisory: From Space to Vulcan Students

VULCAN, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2009) - Media representatives are invited to the Cultural Recreation Centre of Vulcan, Alberta to witness an out-of-this-world conversation. Students from Palliser Regional Schools will have the unique opportunity to ask their questions to Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Robert Thirsk while he is in space. Schools throughout Alberta will also have the chance of watching the event live via a webcast.

Journalists who cannot be on site will be able to watch the event live on this website:

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 Wednesday, September 23, 2009

TIME (Mountain time)

9:00 a.m Beginning of the event
9:25 a.m. Contact with International Space Station
10:00 a.m. End of the event

WHO Robert Thirsk, CSA Astronaut
Frank De Winne, European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut
Dr. Michael Barratt, NASA Astronaut
Nicole Stott, NASA Astronaut

WHERE Cultural Recreation Centre (adjacent to County
Central School)
504 - 4th Avenue
Vulcan, Alberta

For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency's website at

Video, animations and pictures are available at this address:

Contact Information

  • Canadian Space Agency
    Media Relations
    Alberta Education
    Greg Kuzniuk
    Public Affairs Officer