Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

February 08, 2013 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Amateur Radio Contact Between Astronaut Chris Hadfield and Patients at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2013) - As part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield will answer questions live from the International Space Station.

ARISS Canada is a volunteer program aimed at inspiring students worldwide to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math through amateur radio communications opportunities. ARISS Canada hopes to establish over 15 amateur radio contacts with astronaut Chris Hadfield and young Canadians across the nation, during Expedition 34/35.

Media are invited to the event:

When: Friday, February 8, 2013
Time: 2:30 p.m.
The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice
What: Amateur radio contact between Earth and space
Who: Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via radio)
Audience: SickKids patients
Where: The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8
Note for media: please meet at the Info Desk in the Atrium (170 Elizabeth Street entrance)no later than 2:20 p.m.


ARISS is an international working group consisting of delegations from nine countries including Canada, Japan, Russia, the USA and several European countries. The organization is run by volunteers from national amateur radio organizations and the AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) organizations from each country.

About Expedition 34/35:

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Videos, animations and pictures of Expedition 34/35 are available at this address:

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