Saint-Hubert, Qu├ębec, October 15, 2001 – Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
Chris Hadfield, our nation’s first space walker, returns to Canada for the
first time since his assignment to Russia.

In April this year, Colonel Chris Hadfield made the first historic space
walk by a Canadian, spending 14 hours, 54 minutes outside the Space Station.
In that space walk, he installed the newest icon in Canadian space
technology, Canadarm2, on the International Space Station.

Following his successful mission, he was assigned as NASA Director of
Operations at Star City in Moscow where he coordinates and directs
International Space Station Expedition Crew activities.

Representatives of the media are invited to attend any of the events listed
below or to contact the Canadian Space Agency directly to schedule


Tuesday, October 16
What: Engineering Week Presentation
Where: Hamilton Convention Centre, Wentworth Room / Hamilton,
Contact: Cheryl Stevenson (905-332-2267)
When: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17
What: Port Colborne Lakeshore Catholic High School
Where: 150 Janet St. / Port Colborne, Ontario
Contact: Larry Olm (905-834-6409)
When: 9:35 to 10:30 a.m.
What: Port Colborne High School
Where: 211 Elgin St. / Port Colborne, Ontario
Contact: Larry Olm (905-834-6409)
When: 1:35 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 18
What: Toronto Board of Trade
Where: 1 First Canadian Place, 4th Floor / Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Deborah Lewis (416-862-4507)
When: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Friday, October 19
What: Comdev
Where: 155 Sheldon Drive / Cambridge, Ontario
Contact: Ruth Boyd (519-622-2300)
When: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20
What: Canada Place – Launch of the Canada Day Poster Challenge
followed by a presentation by Chris Hadfield
Where: 2201, 11th Avenue / Regina, Saskatchewan
Contact: Trevor Ashfield (306-780-7658)
When: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
What: Saskatchewan Science Centre
Where: 2903 Powerhouse Drive / Regina, Saskatchewan
Contact: Scott Sunderwald (306-791-7931)
When: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Space Station Opening
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Presentation by Chris Hadfield

Sunday, October 21
What: North Hastings High School
Where: 16 Monck Street / Bancroft, Ontario
Contact: Gilmour Smith (332-236-2316)
When: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Monday, October 22
What: EVRAM Technical Debrief
Canadian experiment to be part of NASA’s next space mission STS-108
scheduled for launch on November 29, 2001. This Canadian Space
Agency and Thomson-Nielsen Electronics Ltd. experiment will allow
researchers to measure the radiation astronauts receive while they work
outside in the harsh environment of space.
Where: Thomson-Nielsen Electronics Ltd.
25-E Northside Road / Neapean, Ontario (613-596-4563)
When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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