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Mission STS-100 Activities for Media Leading up to Launch Day

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2001

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invites media to take part in the following activities leading up to CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield's mission to install Canadarm2 on the International Space Station.

Please note that the time of these events may change.

April 16 (L-3)

10:30 am EDT (TBC): STS-100 crew arrives at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida in T-38 planes. Photo-op and brief comments from crewmembers. Canadian media on site may register to view the event (media at KSC must be present at 9:30 am EDT).

9:00-10:00 am EDT (TBC): NASA Countdown Status Briefing at KSC. Media are invited to view the briefing at either KSC or the CSA. Media at KSC may ask questions. CSA spokespersons will be available for comments at both locations.

April 17 (L-2)

10:00 am EDT (TBC): ISS Partners Briefing, including the CSA's Manager, Canadian Space Station Program, Alain Dubeau.

4:00-5:00 pm EDT (TBC): NASA Launch Readiness Review (including the status of Canadarm2) at KSC. Media are invited to view the briefings at either KSC or the CSA. Media at KSC may ask questions. CSA spokespersons will be available for comments at both locations.

At the CSA, Executive Vice-President Marc Garneau will be available for interviews upon request from 10:00-11:30 am EDT (TBC) and from 4:00-5:30 pm EDT (TBC). April 18, 2001 (L-1) 9:00-10:00 am EDT (TBC): NASA Countdown Status Briefing at KSC.

Media are invited to view the briefing at either KSC or the CSA. Media at KSC may ask questions. CSA spokespersons will be available for comments at both locations.

At the CSA, Executive Vice-President Marc Garneau will be available for comments following the briefing.

The most recent information on the mission, as well as the CSA's Media Book, computer animations of the mission, short video clips and photos are available on the Web at: www.space.gc.ca/mediazone (the password is: canadarm2).

Events at the Kennedy Space Center will be broadcast live on NASA TV (transponder 9C of the GE-2 satellite at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization frequency 3880 MHz, audio 6.8 MHz).

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For more information:

Media Relations Office
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 4345 or 4370
Fax: (514) 943-4352
Mission STS-100 Website: www.space.gc.ca/sts100-mission

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