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Press Conference: Space Adventures Announces Spaceflight Intention of Canadian Entrepreneur

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2009

Location: Canadian Space Agency - Press Hall, Montreal, Quebec, CA,

Thurs., June 4 -- 9:30 a.m. (EDT)

Launch planned for September 2009 - Mission will focus on social issues

Vienna, Virginia - June 1, 2009 - Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company that provides human space missions to the world marketplace, invites members of the media to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in Montreal and to the Press Hall of The Expocentre (International Exhibitions and Conventions Center) in Moscow as they announce the identity of a Canadian entrepreneur who is slated to launch with Soyuz TMA-16 crew this September. The announcement will take place on Thurs., June 4th 2009 at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

Representatives from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Space Adventures, along with their spaceflight client, will appear together via live video link. Journalists who cannot attend the event in-person will be able to watch it live via webcast.

What :

Announcement of 1st Canadian private space explorer

When :

  • Thurs., June 4, 2009
  • 9:30 a.m. (EDT) / 5:30 p.m. (MSD Moscow)


  • Steve Maclean, President, CSA (in Montreal)
  • Sergey Kostenko, Vice President, Space Adventures (in Moscow)
  • 1st Canadian Private Space Explorer (in Moscow)


  • 9:30 a.m. Program starts
  • 10:10 a.m. Q & A session (in Moscow and Montreal)


  • Canadian Space Agency - Press Hall - International Expocentre
  • Longueuil, Quebec - 14 Krasnopresnenskaya naberezhnaya
  • Canada - Moscow, Russia


Reply to this e-mail or contact Stacey Tearne at +1 202 256 7917 or +1 703 894 2192 to attend the event in-person or to request URL details for the webcast


To schedule an interview with:

-Eric Anderson and 1st Canadian private space explorer, please contact Stacey Tearne at +1 202 256 7917 or +1 703 894 2192,

-Steve Maclean, please contact CSA Media Relations at +1 450 926 4370

Stacey Tearne
Vice President, Communications
Space Adventures
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Suite 1000
Vienna, Va. 22182
+1 703 894 2192 direct
+1 703 524 7176 fax
+1 202 256 7917 mobile

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