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, October 17, 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 Time What Who Where
18 October, 2013 1:45 p.m. ADT The Largest Science Lesson – Guinness World Record attempt David Saint-Jacques, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut 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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Contact information:

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

Trish Smith
South Shore Regional School Board
Telephone: 902-523-1664