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Canadian Space Agency

January 20, 2012 06:30 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Memorial University Welcomes Robert Thirsk

LONGUEUIL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2012) - Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Robert Thirsk will share his experience living in space with students of Memorial University in St. John's, at the event "Speaking in Engineering" on January 19 and at a Grand Rounds meeting on January 20. Dr. Thirsk will also visit and present at Janeway Children's hospital during his tour in this city.

In 2009 CSA astronaut Robert Thirsk became the first Canadian to take part in a long duration space mission and spend six months living and working on the International Space Station.

Media are invited to the following events:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

7 p.m. Presentation by CSA astronaut Robert Thirsk
Have you ever wondered… how it is to live in space?
Audience: 100 undergraduate and graduate students from Memorial University
Where: Faculty of Engineering
Bruneau Lecture Theatre, Room 2006
S.J. Carey Building
230 Elizabeth Ave
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Friday, January 20, 2011

12 p.m. Presentation by CSA astronaut Robert Thirsk
Audience: 100 faculty members and students from the Faculty of Medicine
Where: Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre
Main Auditorium
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
300 Prince Phillip Drive
St. John's, Newfoundland
2 p.m. Presentation by CSA astronaut Robert Thirsk
Audience: 25 children (patients) and hospital staff
Where: Janeway Children's Hospital
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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