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First Canadian Scientific Experiment on the International Space Station

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2001

How humans react to living in space for long periods of time will be the subject of the first Canadian experiment on board the International Space Station.

Media are invited to a technical briefing on the experiment that will study human reflexes in space. It is scheduled for a launch on March 8 during Mission STS-102.

A visual demonstration of how the experiment will work and a visit through the Canadian Space Agency's new Operations Centre that will monitor scientific experiments in the Space Station from the ground are also scheduled.

Media representatives wishing to participate in the briefing by telephone should reserve a line by calling (450) 926-4345.

SUMMARY

WHAT Media briefing on the first Canadian scientific experiment on the International Space Station

WHO Dr. Alan Mortimer, Director - Space Life Sciences Program, Canadian Space Agency

Dr. Douglas Watt, Principal Investigator, Aerospace Medical Research Unit, McGill University

Lawrence Vézina, Manager, Integration Modules, Canadian Space Agency

WHEN Friday, March 2, 2001
10 a.m.

WHERE Canadian Space Agency
6767, route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Québec
-30-

Information:
Anna Kapiniari
Manager, Media and Public Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-4345

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