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Canadian Drilling Technology for Mars Exploration

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Saint-Hubert, Quebec, March 6, 2002 - The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT), has developed a prototype drill for potential use on a future Mars mission as part of a feasibility study done for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

Raymond Bonin, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Diane Marleau, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, will join Canadian Space Agency President Marc Garneau and NORCAT Executive Director and CEO Darryl Lake for a demonstration of the Mars drilling technology.

Representatives of the media are invited to attend this Mars drilling technology demonstration. Dr. Garneau, Mr. Lake and CSA Mars Project lead Alain Berinstain will be available for interviews.

What:
Demonstration of Drilling Technology for Mars Exploration

When:
Thursday, March 7, 2002
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:
NORCAT
1400 Barrydowne Rd (Turn at Macisaac Drive)
Sudbury, Ontario

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For more information:
Monique Billette
Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-4370
Monique.Billette@space.gc.ca

Linda Wilson
Director, Marketing and Institutional Relations
Cambrian College
Tel.: (705) 524-7387

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