Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

November 02, 2009 10:22 ET

Media Advisory: Julie Payette and NASA Astronauts Speak with 600 Students in Ottawa

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2009) - After successfully completing a 16-day mission to the International Space Station last July, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Julie Payette and her NASA colleagues will be stopping in Ottawa during their official visit to Canada as a crew. On Wednesday, November 4, media representatives are invited to attend a presentation by the crew to 600 Roberta Bondar School students set to begin at 9:30 a.m.

When: Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Roberta Bondar School
159, Lorry Greenberg Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Contact: Sharlene Hunter
Phone: 613-736-7334

Schedule: 9:30 a.m. Opening remarks by Christine Lanos, Principal
Presentation of guests: US Ambassador David
Jacobson, Julie
Payette and NASA Astronauts
9:35 a.m. Ambassador Jacobson speaks and introduces Commander
Mark Polansky
9:40 a.m. Crew presentation to over 600 elementary students
(18-minute DVD)
10:00 a.m. Question period with students
10:25 a.m. Closing remarks by Harry De Roo, Vice-Principal
10:30 a.m. Media interviews

WHO: Christine Lanos, Principal
David Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada
Julie Payette, CSA Astronaut
STS-127 crew:
- Mark Polansky, Commander
- Dave Wolf, NASA Astronaut
- Christopher Cassidy, NASA Astronaut
- Tom Marshburn, NASA Astronaut
Harry De Roo, Vice-Principal

For details on the mission STS-127, visit our website at:

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