CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield Communicates Through Amateur Radio With Students From Martensville, Saskatchewan

Longueuil, Quebec, March 11, 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:

Time What Who Audience Where

1:23 p.m. (CDT)
The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice

Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via radio)

About 200 students from Valley Manor Elementary School

Valley Manor Elementary School
200 - 8th Avenue South
Martensville, SK, S0K 2T0

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 Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) organizations from each country.

About Expedition 34/35

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Contact information:

ARISS Mentor
Brian Jackson
Telephone: 403-804-7731
E-mail: bjackson@rockyview.ab.ca

Valley Manor Elementary School
Brenda Erickson
Media Relations
Telephone: 306-683-2880
E-mail: brenda.erickson@spiritsd.ca

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370
Website: www.asc-csa.gc.ca