Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

April 17, 2013 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Commander Chris Hadfield Communicates Through Amateur Radio With Students From Nepean, Ontario

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 17, 2013) - As part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield will answer questions live from the International Space Station.

ARISS Canada is a volunteer program aimed at inspiring students worldwide to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math through amateur radio communications opportunities. During Expedition 34/35, ARISS Canada hopes to establish over 15 amateur radio contacts between astronaut Chris Hadfield and young Canadians across the nation.

Media are invited to the event:

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 2:05 p.m. (EDT)
The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice
What: Amateur radio contact between Earth and space
Who: Commander Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via radio)
Audience: About 220 Grade 9 students from John McCrae Secondary School
Where: John McCrae Secondary School
103 Malvern Drive,
Nepean, ON, K2J 4T2

About ARISS:

ARISS is an international working group consisting of delegations from nine countries including Canada, Japan, Russia, the USA and several European countries. The organization is run by volunteers from national amateur radio organizations and the AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) organizations from each country.

About Expedition 34/35:

- Details on the mission.

- Videos, animations and pictures.

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