Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

December 13, 2011 09:22 ET

Media Advisory: The Governor General's Lion to Fly in Space

LONGUEUIL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will visit the Canadian Space Agency on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

The Governor General will take this opportunity to present Eddy, the mascot of EduZone, to CSA president Steve MacLean and Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield (who will be live from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, via video conference). Eddy will join Mr. Hadfield aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in November 2012 and fly into space to reach the International Space Station as part of Expedition 34/35.

Media representatives are invited to attend the event.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
HOURS: 1:05 p.m.
WHO: His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
Steve MacLean, CSA President
Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut
WHAT: Handover of Eddy, an object that Chris Hadfield will bring into space for his next mission, Expedition 34/35.
WHERE: Canadian Space Agency
6767 route de l'Aéroport
St-Hubert (Quebec) J3Y 8Y9

For more information, visit the Governor General's website: www.gg.ca and CSA's website: www.asc-csa.gc.ca.

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