Saint-Hubert, 22 September 2000 – The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invites
media representatives to meet Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield on
Monday, September 25, at the John H. Chapman Space Centre in Saint-Hubert,

Col. Hadfield will spend a week at the CSA in order to take part in a
training session on the Space Station Remote Manipulation System (SSRMS),
the next-generation Canadarm and Canada’s contribution to the International
Space Station. The SSRMS will be installed on the International Space
Station during Col. Hadfield’s upcoming space mission, STS-100, next April.

Media representatives will have the opportunity to see Col. Hadfield operate
the SSRMS simulator, and interview the Canadian astronaut.


DATE: Monday, September 25, 2000

TIME: 1:00 to 1:20 p.m.: photo opportunity of Chris Hadfield
operating the SSRMS simulator

1:30 to 1:50 p.m.: opportunity for interviews with Chris Hadfield

PLACE: John H. Chapman Space Centre

Canadian Space Agency

6767 route de l’Aéroport

Saint-Hubert (Quebec)

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Information: Caroline Lavallée

Senior Communications Officer

Canadian Space Agency

Tel.: (450) 926-4370/(450) 926-4355