Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

June 09, 2009 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Space Shuttle Endeavour Set to Launch with Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette Aboard

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Media representatives are invited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to follow the launch of NASA's space shuttle Endeavour with Canadian astronaut Julie Payette aboard. The launch is set for June 13 at 7:17 am EDT. Benoit Marcotte, Director General, Operations will be on site to highlight this event with CSA employees and their families.

Mission STS-127 is one of the last major assembly flights for the International Space Station (ISS) and will consist of several space walks and robotics operations for the crew. During the 16-day mission, Julie Payette will operate all three robotic arms: Canadarm, Canadarm2 and the Japanese arm.

Journalists who cannot be on site will be able to follow the event live on the Canadian Space Agency Web site at www.asc-csa.gc.ca.



What: Launch of Endeavour Space Shuttle for STS-127 mission

When: June 13, 2009 at 7:17 am EDT

Who: Benoit Marcotte, Director General, Operations (host)

Schedule: 7:12 am - comments by Marcotte
7:17 am - launch
7:30 am - interviews

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


For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency's website at www.asc-csa.gc.ca/sts-127.

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