Commander Chris Hadfield Communicates Through Amateur Radio With Students from Whitehorse, Yukon

Longueuil, Quebec, April 19, 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 (ISS).

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

11:47 a.m. (PDT)
(2:47 p.m. EDT)

The time of the radio contact may change without advance notice

Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

Commander Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (via radio)

About 300 students from Grey Mountain Primary School

Grey Mountain Primary School
186 Alsek Road
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 4N9


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

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Contact information:

ARISS Mentor
Wayne Harasimovitch
Telephone: 902-233-9440

Grey Mountain Primary School
Keir Hyde
Telephone: 867-333-0743

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370