Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

July 07, 2009 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: New Date for the Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour With Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette Aboard

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 7, 2009) - The launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour with Canadian astronaut Julie Payette aboard is now set for Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 7:39 p.m. EDT. Media representatives are invited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to follow the launch. Benoit Marcotte, Director General, Operations for the CSA will be on site to highlight this event with the employees and their families.

Mission STS-127 is one of the last major assembly flights for the International Space Station (ISS) and will consist of several space walks and robotics operations for the crew. During the 16-day mission, Julie Payette will operate all three robotic arms: Canadarm, Canadarm2 and the Japanese arm.

Journalists who cannot be on site will be able to follow the event live on the Canadian Space Agency Web site at

What: Launch of Endeavour Space Shuttle for STS-127 mission

When: Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 7:39 p.m. EDT

Who: Benoit Marcotte, Director General, Operations

Schedule: 7:05 p.m. EDT Comments by Benoit Marcotte
7:10 p.m. EDT Video message from Julie Payette (2 minutes)
7:39 p.m. EDT Launch
7:50 p.m. EDT Interviews

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

To schedule interviews with CSA spokespersons, please contact CSA Media Relations at 450-926-4370.

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

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