Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Marc Garneau's STS-97 Mission: Terminal Countdown Rehearsal (TCDT)

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Friday, November 3, 2000

Saint-Hubert, November 3, 2000 - Mission STS-97 is Canadian Space Agency astronaut Marc Garneau's third flight to space. His mission will consist in deploying solar panels, which will be the main source of power for the International Space Station.

The Terminal Countdown Rehearsal (TCDT) for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour will take place on November 7, 2000 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will be broadcast on NASA TV during regularly scheduled NASA Video File and will also be replayed at various times later in the day. The purpose of the TCDT is for crewmembers to simulate the steps leading to the launch. During this event, media on-site will have the opportunity to ask questions to the crew and to take photos of the STS-97 crewmembers, including Canadian Space Agency astronaut Marc Garneau.

Canadian media who are interested in viewing the TCDT may do so by logging to the NASA TV satellite on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarisation, with a frequency of 3,880 Mhz and audio of 6.8 Mhz.

Visit the Marc Garneau STS-97 Mission Website at:

For more information:

Caroline Lavallée
Senior Communications Officer
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-4370
Cell.: (514) 943-6808

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