Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

May 18, 2010 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Teaches 1500 Students While Underwater

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - On Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut and Commander of the NEEMO 14 mission Chris Hadfield, will be talking with 1500 students from Quebec, Ontario and Alberta while physically located about 20 metres underwater in the Aquarius habitat off the Florida Keys. 150 students will be gathered at the CSA's John H. Chapman centre in Longueuil, Quebec, and will be connected with both the other students and the underwater habitat via videoconference.

Journalists are invited to attend the event at the CSA. Media may also attend the event at the other locations where students will be gathered. (see list below)

NEEMO 14 Classroom at CSA  
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT Comments by Chris Hadfield
  3:30 p.m. EDT Question and answer period
  4:00 p.m. EDT End of the videoconference
Location: Canadian Space Agency
  6767 route de l'Aéroport
  Longueuil, Quebec

Other participating schools:

Georgetown District High school
Contact: Olga Michalopolous
Phone: (905) 877-6966
Sir George Simpson Jr. High in St. Albert
(W. D. Cuts Junior High, Elmer S. Gish Junior High and Lorne Akins Junior High students gathered at Sir George Simpson Junior High.)
Contact: Randy Roszell, Vice-Principal at Sir George Simpson
Phone: (780) 459-4456
Olds High School in Olds, Alberta
Contact: Jan Skaluba
Phone: (403) 556-3391
County Central High School in Vulcan, Alberta
Contact: Ken Garinger
Phone: (403) 485-2223

For more information on NEEMO 14, visit the CSA website and the NASA website:

Contact Information

  • Canadian Space Agency
    Media Relations Office