Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

July 22, 2009 10:26 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Space Agency's Mission Controller in Action

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 22, 2009) - Media representatives are invited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the only opportunity to film in the mission control room during the current mission STS-127 operations.

Mission controllers are experienced engineers who guide astronauts and monitor all systems and activities aboard the Space Shuttle or the International Space Station. They send commands directly to the spacecraft, helping astronauts with some of their responsibilities. Providing round-the-clock support, they analyze complex situations, often under pressure. Once they have considered all factors and consulted their team members, they must develop solutions to problems quickly.

WHEN: Friday, July 24, 2009

HOUR: 3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Opportunity to film in the mission control
room during STS-127 (NOTE: Live broadcasts
cannot be accommodated)
5:15 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. Scrum

(i) B-roll and audio of the CSA mission control room operations will also
be made available to interested media via the ftp site listed below.

WHO: Mathieu Caron, mission controller

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

For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency's website at:

Video, animations and pictures are available at this address:

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