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Return to Flight of the Space Shuttle - Media Briefing

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2005

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The Return to Flight of the Space Shuttle (STS-114) is scheduled for launch on July 13 from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Canada is playing a critical role during this mission by providing an inspection boom developed by MDA and laser camera built by Neptec. The extended Canadarm and specialized camera will be deployed during flight to examine the outer surfaces of the Space Shuttle.

In order to give media representatives as much information as possible before the launch, experts from the Canadian Space Agency, MDA, and Neptec will take part in a technical briefing for the media on Monday, June 27, 2005, in Brampton, Ontario. This briefing will be available from the Canadian Space Agency headquarters in Longueuil via videoconference. CSA spokespersons will also be on site to answer questions and grant interviews.

WHEN: Monday, June 27, 2005

TIME: 9:55 to 11:00 a.m.

WHAT: Presentations
Question period
One-on-one interviews

WHERE: MDA
9445 Airport Road
Brampton, Ontario

  • Chris Hadfield, Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency
  • Paul Cooper, Deputy General Manager, MDA
  • Mike Hiltz, Technical Program Manager, MDA
  • Iain Christie, Director of Research and Development, Neptec

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE:

Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec

Benoît Marcotte, Director, Operations Engineering and Program Manager, Canadian Space Station Program, CSA

For more information:

Julie Simard
Communications Advisor, Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Telephone: (450) 926-6651
E-mail: julie.simard@space.gc.ca

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