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Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Trains at the Canadian Space Agency

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2000

Saint-Hubert, 22 September 2000 - The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invites media representatives to meet Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield on Monday, September 25, at the John H. Chapman Space Centre in Saint-Hubert, Quebec.

Col. Hadfield will spend a week at the CSA in order to take part in a training session on the Space Station Remote Manipulation System (SSRMS), the next-generation Canadarm and Canada's contribution to the International Space Station. The SSRMS will be installed on the International Space Station during Col. Hadfield's upcoming space mission, STS-100, next April.

Media representatives will have the opportunity to see Col. Hadfield operate the SSRMS simulator, and interview the Canadian astronaut.

REMINDER

DATE: Monday, September 25, 2000

TIME: 1:00 to 1:20 p.m.: photo opportunity of Chris Hadfield operating the SSRMS simulator

1:30 to 1:50 p.m.: opportunity for interviews with Chris Hadfield

PLACE: John H. Chapman Space Centre

Canadian Space Agency
6767 route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert (Quebec)

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Information: Caroline Lavallée Senior Communications Officer Canadian Space Agency Tel.: (450) 926-4370/(450) 926-4355 E-mail: caroline.lavallee@space.gc.ca

Website: www.space.gc.ca

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