Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

November 26, 2011 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Canadian Instrument Launches for Mars

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2011) - The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is contributing a science instrument to NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, scheduled to launch on November 26, 2011 at 10:02 a.m. Eastern. The CSA will hold a briefing for media and launch event on that day.

Media representatives are invited to the CSA for the event.

Journalists who cannot be on-site will be able to watch the event live on the Canadian Space Agency's website: www.asc-csa.gc.ca.

WHEN: Saturday November 26, 2011
WHAT: 9:30 a.m. Briefing on Canada's contribution to the mission
10:02 a.m. Launch of Mars Science Laboratory on NASA TV
WHO: Alain Berinstain, Director, Science and Academic Development, CSA
Stéphane Desjardins, Manager, Projects Portfolio, CSA
WHERE: Canadian Space Agency
6767 route de l'Aéroport
Longueuil, Quebec

NASA will also hold a series of briefings about the mission on NASA TV: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/news/index.html

For an animation and more information on the mission: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronomy/mars/apxs.asp

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