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Mission STS-115 with Steve MacLean Media Briefing and Crew News Conference

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Tuesday, August 1, 2006

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Longueuil, Quebec, August 1, 2006 - Canadian Space Agency astronaut, Steve MacLean, will embark on his second space voyage during mission STS-115. Space Shuttle Atlantis, destined for the International Space Station, will launch with MacLean aboard from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on August 27, 2006.

Steve MacLean will become the first Canadian to manipulate Canadarm2 and the second to perform a spacewalk. His extravehicular activities include contributing to the assembly of the International Space Station by installing a large truss segment and deploying a new set of solar arrays.

Media representatives are invited to a briefing on the Canadian content of mission STS-115 and Steve MacLean's role. Journalists on site at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) can sit in on the live broadcast of the Johnson Space Center crew news conference in Houston; and will have the opportunity to take part in the question period. Journalists who cannot be on site at CSA, will be able to listen in only by dialing 1 888 265-0903 at 12:55 p.m.

WHEN: Friday, August 11, 2006

WHAT AND WHO:

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Media Briefing

  • Ed Tabarah, Deputy Director, Canadian Astronaut Office, CSA
  • Danielle Cormier, Flight controller, CSA
  • Iain Christie, Director of Research and Business Development, Neptec

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Crew News Conference live from NASA (question period included) Via NASA TV Steve MacLean, CSA Astronaut, and the crew of STS-115

WHERE:

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

To listen in, dial 1 888 265-0903 and enter passcode 927963

For more information on mission STS-115: www.space.gc.ca/sts-115

For more information:

Julie Simard
Media Relations
(450) 926-4370
Julie.simard@space.gc.ca

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