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2001: Canada in Space Canadian Space Agency in Service for Canadians

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2001

Saint-Hubert (Quebec), October 12, 2001 - Representatives of the media are invited to attend a presentation by Canadian Space Agency President W. M. (Mac) Evans and Executive Vice President Marc Garneau on Monday October 15 to participants of the Technology in Government Conference in Ottawa.

The presentation will include a dynamic "Canada in Space" video with a special message to participants by Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield from Moscow. Mr. Evans will expand on Canada's leading role in space and in particular on those achievements which are helping support the Government's initiatives delivering quality programs and services through space-based technologies such as RADARSAT-1 and satellite communications to Canadians living in communities throughout the nation.

Dr. Garneau will then offer his personal viewpoints tracing Canada's involvement and contribution to the construction of the world's largest engineering project, the International Space Station. Dr. Garneau will also highlight the key role played by the Canadian Space Agency in the training and certification of astronauts and cosmonauts on the operation of Canada's newest icon of space technology, Canadarm2.

Following a question and answer session for conference participants, Mac Evans and Marc Garneau will be available to representatives of the media for interviews.

WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2001, 08:45-09:45 a.m.

WHERE: Congress Centre & Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario

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For more information:

Carole Duval
Public Relations and Media
Canadian Space Agency
tel.: (450) 926-4451

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