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Launch of Canadarm2 and CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the Shuttle Endevour

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.

Saint-Hubert, 17 April 2001 _ The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invites media representatives to attend the launch of Mission STS-100, currently slated for lift-off on April 19, 2001 at 2:41 pm EDT (time to be confirmed).

NOTE : All times in EDT.

Media at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida:

7:30-10:00 am CSA spokespersons will be available for interviews.
10:55 am (TBC) Crew Walk-out (photo-op)
2:41 pm (TBC) LAUNCH
3:00-3:15 pm CSA spokespersons available for interviews.

Media at the CSA, Saint-Hubert, Quebec:

7:30 am-1:00 pm CSA spokespersons will be available for interviews. 10:55 am Crew walk-out (photo-op; media can view the walk-out from the CSA's conference centre).
1:30-3:00 pm LAUNCH of STS-100 hosted by Marc Garneau, Executive Vice-President of the CSA.
3:00-3:30 pm Marc Garneau and CSA spokespersons will be available for media.

Cyberspace

1:05 pm-1:29 pm CSA Webcast on Mission STS-100 with Marc Garneau for Canadian students.

Log on to: www.space.gc.ca.

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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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