Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

September 17, 2007 07:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisory: First Visit Back to Canada for Astronaut Dave Williams

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Media are invited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to attend a special presentation by Astronaut Dave Williams who recently returned from a 13-day space mission which ended on August 21, 2007. CSA President Larry Boisvert and the employees will gather to welcome him back.

During his mission, Astronaut Williams established a new Canadian record as he performed three spacewalks accumulating 17 hours and 47 minutes outside the Space Station. He also performed a Canadian experiment called PMDIS and numerous other tasks during his mission on the International Space Station.



What: First visit back to Canada by Astronaut Dave Williams

When: Monday, September 17, 2007

Who: Dave Williams, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
Larry Boisvert, Canadian Space Agency President

Schedule: 10:15 a.m. Surprise gathering of CSA employees to welcome
back Dave Williams - photo opportunity

10:30 a.m. Event starts

11:15 a.m. Questions period for employees only
11:30 a.m. End - Media scrum

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


Journalists who cannot be on-site at CSA will be able to watch the event live on our website at www.space.gc.ca/media.

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For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency's website at http://www.espace.gc.ca/asc/eng/missions/sts-118/default.asp .

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