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One Step Closer to the International Space Station

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2004

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Longueuil, Quebec, November 4, 2004 -NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will take part in a bilateral meeting on November 9 with the president of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Marc Garneau. In this meeting, Mr. O'Keefe will accredit the CSA's Mission Control Centre. He will also present NASA Space Flight Awards to CSA employees who have demonstrated excellence.

Media are invited to attend the official opening ceremony of the Mission Control Centre:

WHEN - Tuesday, November 9, 2004

WHERE - Mission Control Centre
Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de lAéroport
Saint-Hubert

TIME - 3:00 to 3:25 p.m.
(Interviews, 3:25 to 3:50 p.m.)

WHO - Marc Garneau, CSA President
Sean O'Keefe, NASA Administrator

Additional notes

The Mission Control Centre is equipped with an operations control room, networking equipment, audio and video equipment, and software that support NASA in the operation and maintenance of the special Canadian robotic system on the International Space Station. The centre monitors and analyzes the operations of this system, provides training for crew and ground personnel, as well as logistics and real-time operations support.

For more information please contact:

Julie Simard
Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-6651
julie.simard@space.gc.ca

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