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CSA Mission Control Sends Commands to the International Space Station

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Friday, July 7, 2006

Longueuil, Quebec, July 7, 2006 – Mathieu Caron, one of the eight Flight Controllers at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Mission Control Center, will have the unique responsibility to send commands to relocate the Mobile Transporter on the International Space Station (ISS). Upon receiving these commands from Longueuil, the Mobile Transporter will move along the ISS truss. Media representatives are invited to the CSA to witness this "premiere". Danielle Cormier, Flight Controller, will be on-site to comment on the live robotic activities. This will be the first time Flight controllers at the CSA send commands to move equipment on the ISS during a shuttle mission.

The time of this event may change without advance notice. Please call at the Media Relations Office to confirm.

WHEN - Monday, July 10, 2006

TIME - 4:15 a.m. (approx.)

WHAT - 4:15 a.m. Commentary and live shots of flight controller sending commands (Mission Control viewing gallery)

4:40 a.m. - Mobile Transporter moves

4:55 a.m. - One-on-one interviews

WHERE - Canadian Space Agency, 6767 Route de l'Aéroport, Longueuil, Quebec

WHO - Danielle Cormier, Flight Controller

For more information on STS-121 mission: www.space.gc.ca.

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