Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

April 12, 2011 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Celebrates 50 Years of Human Spaceflight at the Saskatchewan Science Centre

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - April 12, 2011) - Chris Hadfield, the next Canadian astronaut scheduled to fly to the International Space Station, will be at the Saskatchewan Science Centre on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 to give a presentation to students and visitors on human space exploration.

This event is part of a week-long tour that will include presentations in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina and Kingston. Mr. Hadfield will speak to the training in preparation for his upcoming space mission, the 10th anniversary of Canadarm2 and the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. On April 12th, 1961, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space.

Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian astronaut to perform a spacewalk when he installed Canadarm2 on the Station almost ten years ago (April 19, 2001). Mr. Hadfield's next mission, Expedition 34/35, is set to launch in December 2012. During the mission, he will become the first Canadian to command the International Space Station.

Journalists are invited to the presentation.

Wednesday, April 13

When:Wednesday, April 13
10:30 a.m. CST Presentation begins
11:30 a.m. CST Media interviews
Who:CSA astronaut Chris Hadfield
Where:Saskatchewan Science Centre
2903 Powerhouse Science Centre
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 0A1
Contact: Sandy Baumgarther (306-791-7924)

For more information on Expedition 34/35, visit the CSA website at www.asc-csa.gc.ca.

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