Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

May 25, 2009 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Media Briefing and Crew News Conference With Astronaut Julie Payette

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 25, 2009) - Media representatives are invited to a press briefing at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on the upcoming space mission of Canadian astronaut Julie Payette. Following the briefing, a crew news conference will be broadcast live on NASA TV from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Journalists on site at the CSA can take part in the question period.

Journalists who cannot be on site will be able to follow the event live on the Canadian Space Agency Web site at www.asc-csa.gc.ca . However, only journalists on site will be able to ask questions to the astronauts in Houston.

MISSION STS-127

Canadian Space Agency astronaut, Julie Payette, will embark on her second space voyage during mission STS-127. Space Shuttle Endeavour, destined for the International Space Station, will launch with Payette aboard from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on June 13, 2009.

On this space flight, Julie Payette will operate three robotic arms during this robotics-intense mission, the Shuttle's Canadarm, the Station's Canadarm2 and a Japanese arm on Kibo. Canadian robotic technology will be used almost every day of this assembly mission.

For details on the mission, visit our website at: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/sts-127/default.asp.



WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2009

1:00 to 1:40p.m. Media Briefing on Mission STS-127
Mathieu Caron, Mission Control Supervisor, CSA


2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Crew News Conference live from NASA
(question period included)
Via NASA TV

Julie Payette, CSA Astronaut, and the crew of STS-127

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


Times of events may change without advance notice.

About the Canadian Space Agency

Established in 1989, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) coordinates all civil, space-related policies and programs on behalf of the Government of Canada. CSA directs its resources and activities through four key thrusts: Earth Observation, Space Science and Exploration, Satellite Communications, and Space Awareness and Learning. By leveraging international cooperation, the CSA generates world-class scientific research and industrial development for the benefit of humanity.

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