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Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Marc Garneau to Talk to Students Live from Space

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2000

Saint-Hubert, December 7, 2000 - The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invites media to attend an event during which CSA Astronaut Marc Garneau will answer questions from students and Navy cadets, live from Space Shuttle Endeavour.

The downlink will take place on December 9, 2000, beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST, at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. The event will be webcast live on the Sympatico portal, at the following address: space.sympatico.ca

Webcast participants across Canada can be part of this historic moment in real-time from the comfort of their own home. By logging on to this site Web surfers can get a glimpse of Canadian space history. During the length of the mission, from November 30 to December 10, visitors to the Sympatico portal receive highlights from the STS-97 mission and participate in an online contest, featuring a special space kit.

The site is optimized for high-speed, broadband Internet access. Users with Bell Sympatico High Speed EditionTM service, for example, will enjoy an enhanced version of this video transmission.

REMINDER

WHAT :
Live downlink from space with Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Marc Garneau

WHO :
Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Marc Garneau
Government of Canada VIPs
Students from Queen Elizabeth School
Students from Margaret D. Bennie School
Navy cadets

WHEN :
Saturday, December 9, 2000
18:12 Welcoming message and description of event
18:15 VIP speech
18:26 Start of exchange between Marc Garneau and participants
18:42 End of exchange
18:43 End word

WHERE :
Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 Saint-Laurent Blvd (at Lancaster Road)
Ottawa, Ontario

- 30 - Information: Anna Kapiniari
Manager, Public and Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Telephone: (450) 926-4350

Jean-Guy Monette
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Telephone: (613) 991-3047

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