Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

February 04, 2010 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Astronaut Robert Thirsk at the University of Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 4, 2010) - After travelling more than 125 million kilometres and establishing a Canadian record of time spent in space, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Robert Thirsk returns to Calgary. For his first visit after his 6-month mission to the International Space Station, he will return the Convocation Hood he wore during the University of Calgary Honorary Degree ceremony held in space on July 8th, 2009. He will also take the opportunity to give a special multimedia presentation on his historic mission.

Media representatives are invited to the University of Calgary to attend the event.

WHEN: Monday, February 8, 2010

HOUR: 10:30 a.m. (Mountain Time)

Expedition 20/21 highlights

Honorary degree diploma hand out

Return of the Convocation Hood after a trip to space

WHO: Robert Thirsk, CSA astronaut

WHERE: University of Calgary
Rosza Centre
206 University Court.
Calgary, Alberta

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