Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

July 19, 2009 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Two Canadians Together in Space for the First Time

Science and Technology Minister Gary Goodyear speaks to astronauts Julie Payette and Robert Thirsk

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 19, 2009) - Media representatives are invited to witness a live conversation from space between the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and astronauts Julie Payette and Robert Thirsk, together aboard the International Space Station.

Journalists who cannot be on-site will be able to watch the event live on NASA TV or on the CSA Website at

Note: Time of event may change without advance notice. Please call the CSA Media Relations Office to confirm the most up-to-date details.

WHEN: Sunday, July 19, 2009

TIME: 6 p.m.

WHAT: Live televised twenty-minute downlink

WHO: Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology)
Steve MacLean, CSA President
Julie Payette, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
Robert Thirsk, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut

WHERE: Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aeroport
Longueuil, Quebec

For details on both missions, visit the Canadian Space Agency Website at

Mission-related videos, animations and pictures are available at these addresses: and

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