Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

July 16, 2009 10:34 ET

Media Advisory: Marking a Canadian Space Milestone

Two Canadian Astronauts in Space at the Same Time

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 16, 2009) - Media representatives are invited to join Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as he comments on the historic meeting in space of two Canadians Astronauts, Julie Payette and Robert Thirsk.

Journalists who cannot be on site will be able to follow the event live on the Canadian Space Agency Web site at

WHEN: Friday, July 17, 2009

WHAT: 3:30 p.m. EDT Welcome by Steve MacLean.
Replay of the docking

3:35 p.m. EDT Comment by MacLean

3:43 p.m. EDT Images of hatch opening LIVE (Feed from NASA

Media interviews

WHO: Steve MacLean, CSA President

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

The docking of the space shuttle is scheduled for 1:55 p.m. EDT. The hatch opening and welcoming ceremony is set for 3:43 p.m. EDT. These events will be broadcast on NASA TV. Visit the NASA TV website for more information at:

To schedule interviews with CSA spokespersons, please contact CSA Media Relations at 450-926-4370.

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

Video, animations and pictures are available at this address:

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