Saint-Hubert, November 3, 2000 – Mission STS-97 is Canadian
Space Agency astronaut Marc Garneau’s third flight to space. His
mission will consist in deploying solar panels, which will be the main
source of power for the International Space Station.

The Terminal Countdown Rehearsal (TCDT) for the launch of Space
Shuttle Endeavour will take place on November 7, 2000 at the Kennedy
Space Center in Florida. It will be broadcast on NASA TV during
regularly scheduled NASA Video File and will also be replayed at
various times later in the day. The purpose of the TCDT is for
crewmembers to simulate the steps leading to the launch. During this
event, media on-site will have the opportunity to ask questions to the
crew and to take photos of the STS-97 crewmembers, including
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Marc Garneau.

Canadian media who are interested in viewing the TCDT may do so by
logging to the NASA TV satellite on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85
degrees West longitude, vertical polarisation, with a frequency of 3,880
Mhz and audio of 6.8 Mhz.

Visit the Marc Garneau STS-97 Mission Website at:

For more information:

Caroline Lavallée
Senior Communications Officer
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-4370
Cell.: (514) 943-6808