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Minister Brian Tobin to Attend Launch of Chris Hadfield and Canadarm2

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Saint-Hubert, April 17, 2001- The Honourable Brian Tobin, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will attend the launch of STS-100, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield's mission to install Canadarm2 on the International Space Station, at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. During this historic mission, Hadfield will also become the first Canadian ever to step out of the space shuttle and float freely in space.

Following a conversation with Chris Hadfield on April 18, Minister Tobin will be available for interviews with media at the Kennedy Space Center from 10:00 to 11:00 am EDT. Telephone interviews may be arranged by contacting the CSA's Media Relations Office.

Minister Tobin will also be available for interviews at KSC's Media Center soon after the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on April 19, 2001 (the launch is scheduled for 2:41 pm EDT). Telephone interviews may be arranged by contacting the CSA's Media Relations Office.

REMINDER

EVENT: The Honourable Brian Tobin to attend the launch of STS-100

WHEN:
April 18, 2001:
10-11 :00 am EDT-Minister Tobin available for interviews

April 19, 2001:
3:00 pm EDT (approximate time): Minister Tobin available for interviews

WHERE: Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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For more information, and for interviews, contact:

Media Relations Office
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-4345 or 4370
Fax.: (514) 943-4352
STS-100 Mission Website: www.space.gc.ca/sts100-mission

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