Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

March 26, 2013 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield Communicates Through Amateur Radio With Students From Laval, Quebec

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 26, 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.

The radio contact will be Webcast live.

Media are invited to the event:

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Time: 9:13 a.m. (EDT)
The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice
What: Amateur radio contact between Earth and space
Who: Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via radio)
Audience: About 570 students from Des Cardinaux Primary School
Where: Des Cardinaux Primary School
6060 des Cardinaux Street
Sainte-Rose, Laval, QC, H7L 6B7

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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