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Media Advisory/REMINDER: CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield Communicates Through Amateur Radio With Students Gathered at Charlottetown


LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 7, 2013) - As part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield will answer questions live from the International Space Station.

ARISS Canada is a volunteer program aimed at inspiring students worldwide to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math through amateur radio communications opportunities. During Expedition 34/35, ARISS Canada hopes to establish over 15 amateur radio contacts between astronaut Chris Hadfield and young Canadians across the nation.

Media are invited to the event:

When: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time: 12:26 p.m. (Atlantic Standard Time)
The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice

What: Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

Who: Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via radio)

Audience: Over 450 Grade 9 students from Stonepark Intermediate School

Where: Stonepark Intermediate School
50 Pope Avenue
Charlottetown, P.E.I., C1A 6R8

About ARISS:

ARISS is an international working group consisting of delegations from nine countries including Canada, Japan, Russia, the USA and several European countries. The organization is run by volunteers from national amateur radio organizations and the AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) organizations from each country.

About Expedition 34/35:

- Details on the mission.

- Videos, animations and pictures.

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ARISS Mentor
Wayne Harasimovitch

Stonepark Intermediate School
Susan MacDonald
Public Relations
902-368-6085, ext. 230

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office

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