From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2002
Canadian Space Agency Astronaut and first Canadian Aquanaut Dr. Dave Williams will speak to Calgary students on Monday April 8 about the first NASA undersea mission.
From October 22 to 28, 2001, Dr. Williams joined two NASA astronauts in the Aquarius habitat, the world's only undersea laboratory located 5.5 km offshore, near Key Largo. As part of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Objectives (NEEMO) project, the astronauts conducted experiements on the relevance of the undersea environment, and its application to space. A number of tasks performed inside Aquarius were designed to simulate functions performed during space missions.
Media are invited to attend the following conferences:
Monday, April 8 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Who: 100 grade-5 and 6 students Theme: From Sea to Space Where: Calgary Science Centre 701-11 St. SW, Calgary 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Who: 75 grade-6 students Theme: From Sea to Space Where: Calgary Spaceport Calgary Airport 2 - 3 p.m. Who: 325 grade-7 to 9 students Theme: From Sea to Space Where: Glenmore Christian Academy 16520 24th Street SW, Calgary - 30 - For more information or to arrange a one-on-one interview, please contact: Monique Billette Senior Media Relations Officer Tel.: (450) 926-4370 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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