Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

April 13, 2011 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Celebrates 50 Years of Human Spaceflight

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 13, 2011) - Chris Hadfield, the next Canadian astronaut scheduled to fly to the International Space Station, will be at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston on Thursday, April 14, 2011 to give a presentation on human space exploration.

This event is part of a week-long tour that included 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.

Thursday, April 14

When:Thursday, April 14
9:30 a.m. Presentation begins
10:30 a.m. Media interviews
Who:CSA astronaut Chris Hadfield
Where:Royal Military College of Canada
Currie Hall
13 General Crerar Cres.
Kingston, Ontario K7K 7B4

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

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