Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

September 30, 2009 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Russian Soyuz Vehicle Launched With Canadian Aboard

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2009) - Media representatives are invited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for a replay of the launch of the Russian Soyuz TMA-16 rocket with Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, aboard. This media briefing is set to begin at 12:00 p.m. EDT with Daniel Lamarre, President and Chief Executive Officer from Cirque du Soleil, who will be joining Steve MacLean, President of the CSA, by phone from Russia.

Journalists who cannot be on site at CSA will be able to watch the event live on our Web site at

The launch of the Russian Soyuz TMA-16 rocket with Guy Laliberte is scheduled for 3:14(i) a.m. EDT on September 30, 2009, from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

(i) NASA TV will broadcast the launch live. Visit NASA's website at

What: Launch of Russian Soyuz

When: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Who: Steve MacLean, CSA President
Daniel Lamarre, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cirque du

Schedule: 12:00 p.m. Event starts - Brief comments by Steve MacLean

12:05 p.m. Replay of the launch of Russian Soyuz vehicle

12:10: p.m. Comments by Daniel Lamarre from Moscow (via phone)

12:20 p.m. Question period with Daniel Lamarre

12:30 p.m. One-on-one interviews with Daniel Lamarre (by
phone) and Steve MacLean (onsite)

1:00 p.m. End of event

Note: Journalists may contact Chantal Cote from Cirque du Soleil at 514-723-7646, extension 7326, to book one-on-one phone interviews with Mr. Lamarre. Please be advised that Mr. Lamarre will only be available for interviews between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. that day.

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

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