Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

May 11, 2009 07:07 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Tony Clement to Announce Canada's New Astronauts

National Astronaut Recruitment Campaign

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 11, 2009) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the CSA President Steve MacLean will introduce the two Canadians that have been selected to join the Canadian Space Agency's astronaut corps, at a news conference to be held at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, Ontario, on Wednesday, May 13.

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 .

For more information on the Campaign, visit our Web site at:
www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/default.asp.



When: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hour: 13:00 Announcement
13:35 Media availability
14:05 End of event

Who: Tony Clement, Industry Minister
Steve MacLean, CSA President
The two new astronauts selected to join the CSA astronaut corps

Where: Canada Museum of Science and Technology
1867, St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, Ontario
613-991-3044


About the National Astronaut Recruitment Campaign:

The National Astronaut Recruitment Campaign was launched in May 2008. A record 5351 potential astronaut candidates submitted applications online. Through a year-long recruitment process, the CSA evaluated selected candidates through a series of interviews, medical exams, and physical and skills tests in sometimes extreme conditions. In March the CSA revealed the names of the top 16 candidates. The final selection is now complete. For more information on the campaign, see: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/default.asp .

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