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Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams in Calgary to Speak About First NASA Undersea Mission

Press Release 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

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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: monique.billette@space.gc.ca

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