Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

October 18, 2013 07:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Astronaut David Saint-Jacques Flies Paper Airplanes with Students from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, for Guinness World Record

Event to kick start National Science and Technology Week 2013

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 18, 2013) - On October 18 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will join over 450 students from Bridgewater Junior Senior High School in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, as they attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.

At the same time, over 10,200 Canadian students in various locations across Canada will all throw their paper airplanes for the "Largest Science Lesson" ever. Although simple, this experiment will give students the opportunity to learn about gravity and atmosphere on Earth, Mars and the Moon.

Media representatives are invited to attend the following event:

Date: 18 October, 2013
Time: 1:45 p.m. ADT
What: The Largest Science Lesson -Guinness World Record attempt
Who: David Saint-Jacques, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
Where: Bridgewater Junior Senior High School
100 York Street
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

For more information, visit National Science and Technology Week 2013 website.

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