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Important Participation of the Canadian Space Agency at the Wireless Vision Global Congress

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Saint-Hubert, Quebec, September 25, 2001 - The Canadian Space Agency will take part in a number of key events during the Wireless Vision Global Congress which will be held September 26-28, 2001, in St-John's, Newfoundland, to mark Marconi's legacy, the 100 years of wireless communications.

Schedule of events for CSA's participation in the Wireless Vision Global Congress

Location: The St. John's Convention Centre, St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Wednesday, September 26
2:30 p.m.(Local Time)

Opening Keynote Address and Introductory message by Dr. Marc Garneau, Executive Vice President, Canadian Space Agency Dr. Garneau will introduce author Sir Arthur C. Clarke and will be offering his viewpoints on Canada's history in space, speaking about the pursuit of innovative ideas from satellite communications to direct broadcast transmission.

Thursday, September 27
2:25 p.m.(local time)

The First Classroom Presentation from the International Space Station Expedition III Commander, NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson and fellow crew members will become Canada's first on-orbit guest-educators during an innovative and unique learning opportunity, webcast live to students across the country. The ISS Classroom will be a groundbreaking example of how wireless technology can be used to disseminate knowledge and ideas to students in every part of Canada. Media availability and Q&A session follows the event

4 :30 p.m.(local time)
Dialogue Session with CSA President Mac Evans: From Sea to Sky - Satellite Communications The President of the Canadian Space Agency, Mr. Mac Evans, will expand on the history of the Canadian Space Program and explore how Canada's satellite communications system supports Canada's commitment to "connect Canadians".

Friday, September 28
12:45 p.m.(local time)

Telemedicine Demonstration with a remote community in Labrador Dr. Carl Robbins, Chair of Memorial University's Telemedicine Centre will showcase a telemedicine project funded partly by the CSA through a program of the European Space Agency (ESA). A photo opportunity will be held with participants.

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For more information: Media Relations Office Canadian Space Agency Telephone: (450) 926-4370 Fax : (450) 926-4352

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