Canadian Space Agency - Media Advisory - Canadian Space Exploration Workshop in Ottawa

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2002

SAINT-HUBERT QUEBEC, - The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is pleased to announce that it will host the 4th Canadian Space Exploration Workshop (CSEW4) on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2002 in Ottawa.

This workshop will bring together over 200 Canadian and international Mars scientists and engineers to help the Canadian Space Agency form its scientific strategy for the exploration of Mars. The workshop participants will be asked to develop ideas for carrying out experiments on Mars in the future.

Friday, November 15 at 8:30 p.m., Dr. Marc Garneau, president of the Canadian Space Agency, will present his long-term vision for Mars exploration. The event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Lyon St. in Ottawa. Dr. Garneau will be available for media interviews between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Media are also invited to visit the two-day exhibition at 111 Sussex (old City Hall) and to interview the following participants:

Canadian Space Agency
Alain Berinstain, Mars Lead

European Space Agency
Jorge Vago

Mr. Don Savage, Space Science Public Affairs Officer
Mr. George J. Tahu, Mars Exploration Program
Office of Space Science

CanaDrill Group
Mr. Jim Richard, Vice President, Electric Vehicle Controllers Ltd.
Mr. Dale Boucher, Manager Prototypes, NORCAT

Mr. Richard Worsfold, Director of Business Development and Technology Transfer Space Systems

EMS Technologies
Graeme Maag, Director, Public Affairs

MD Robotics
Chris Sallaberger, Director of Space Exploration
James Bolger, Program Manager

Iain Christie, Program Manager, Laser Camera System

Optech Inc.
Robert Richards, Director, Space and Atmospheric Division

Payloads Systems Inc.
Joe C. Parrish, President

Thoth Technologies Inc.
Caroline Roberts, President

University of Guelph
Dr. Bernard Grodzinski Co-Director of the Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility

For further information: or to arrange an interview with any of the spokespersons: Monique Billette, Senior Media Relations Officer, Canadian Space Agency, (450) 926-4370,; Louis Michon, Communication Account Manager and Liaison, Canadian Space Agency, Tel.: (450) 926-4338, Cel.: (514) 914-0972 (Friday and Saturday)

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