Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

December 11, 2014 10:08 ET

Media Advisory: Space Station Partners News Conference to Discuss Yearlong Mission

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 11, 2014) - Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will participate in a press conference with NASA and International Space Station partners on December 18 to discuss the upcoming one-year expedition on the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will launch to the space station in March 2015 to begin a yearlong stay aboard the orbiting laboratory - the longest single space mission ever undertaken by an American. He will be joined by Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) on this one-year mission.

The press conference will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, and will include participants from International Space Station partner agencies and UNESCO.

Date: December 18, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. (EDT)

Who: Press conference participants will include:

  • Jeremy Hansen, Canadian Space Agency astronaut
  • Scott Kelly, NASA astronaut and One-Year Mission Crewmember
  • Mikhail Kornienko, Roscosmos cosmonaut and One-Year Mission Crewmember
  • Andreas Mogensen, European Space Agency astronaut and Visiting Crew Flight Engineer
  • Soichi Noguchi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Chief astronaut

Where: Canadian media may follow the event live on NASA TV or attend in person at UNESCO Headquarters. For those attending in person, the deadline for reporters to request credentials is December 16, 18:00 CET. For more information about media accreditation, contact Nicola Firth (Nicola.Firth@esa.int).

The public also may ask questions via social media by using the hashtag #askNASA.

Jeremy Hansen's biography

Follow Jeremy on Twitter @Astro_Jeremy

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For NASA TV satellite coordinates, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-tv-on-satellite-amc-18c/

For more information about the One-Year Mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/oneyear

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Contact Information

  • Canadian Space Agency
    Media Relations Office
    450-926-4370
    www.asc-csa.gc.ca
    Twitter: @csa_asc