Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

April 11, 2011 09:35 ET

Media Advisory: 50th Anniversary of the First Man in Space

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 11, 2011) - Media representatives are invited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to take part in the press conference highlighting the 50th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first space flight. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station will take questions from journalists. CSA Astronaut Robert Thirsk, who spent six months in space in 2009, will be on-site to comment this memorable day.

ONLY JOURNALISTS ON-SITE at the CSA will be able to ask questions.

Time of event may change without advance notice. Please call the CSA Media Relations Office to confirm the most up-to-date details.

Journalists who cannot be on site will be able to watch the event live on NASA TV.

WHEN:April 12, 2011
TIME:11:30 a.m.
WHAT:Press conference from space
Question period at CSA
WHO:International Space Station crew (in orbit)
Dmitry Kondratyev, Andrey Borisenko, Catherine Coleman, Alexander Samokutyaev, Paolo Nespoli and Ron Garan
Robert Thirsk, CSA Astronaut on-site
WHERE:Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Longueuil, Quebec

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

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