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Canadian Space Agency

February 22, 2013 03:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield Communicates Through Amateur Radio with Students Gathered at Penticton

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 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. During Expedition 34/35, ARISS Canada hopes to establish over 15 amateur radio contacts between astronaut Chris Hadfield and young Canadians across the nation.

Media are invited to the event:

When: Friday, February 22, 2013
Time: 11:36 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
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: 450 students from schools of the South Okanagan-Similkameen area
Where: Uplands Elementary School
145 Middle Bench Road
Penticton, BC, V2A 8S7

About ARISS:

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:

For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency website at:
www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/expedition34-35/

Videos, animations and pictures of Expedition 34/35 are available at this address: http://media3.marketwire.com/r/EXPEDITION3435

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