Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

October 26, 2009 10:55 ET

Media Advisory: From Space to Halifax Students

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2009) - Media representatives are invited to Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to witness an out-of-this-world conversation. High School students from Halifax will have the unique opportunity to ask their questions to Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Robert Thirsk while he is in space.

Journalists who cannot be on site will be able to watch the event live on the CSA website:

Time of the event may change without advance notice. Please call the Media Relations Office for the most up to date information at (450) 926-4370.

WHEN Wednesday, October 28, 2009

TIME (Atlantic Time)

4:05 p.m. Beginning of the event
4:35 p.m. Contact with International Space Station
5:10 p.m. End of the event

WHO Robert Thirsk, CSA Astronaut
Frank De Winne, European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut
Nicole Stott, NASA Astronaut
Jeffrey Williams, NASA Astronaut

WHERE Mount Saint Vincent University
E. Margaret Fulton Communications Centre
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Video, animations and pictures are available at this address:

Contact Information

  • Canadian Space Agency
    Media Relations
    Department of Education, Nova Scotia
    Peter McLaughlin
    Communications Advisor