Longueuil, Quebec, January 5, 2005 – The President of the Canadian Space
Agency, Dr. Marc Garneau, invites media to a press briefing where he will
review accomplishments of the Canadian Space Program in 2004 and highlight
activities scheduled to take place in 2005. The Return-to-Flight of the U.S.
Space Shuttle and the mission for Astronaut Steve MacLean figure among this
year’s exciting events.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.


Presentation by Marc Garneau
Question period
One-on-one interviews


Canadian Space Agency
Room 7A-100
6767 Route de l’Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec
(Highway 30, Exit 120)

Media outside Montréal can listen to the briefing by dialing1-877-385-4099,
then enter 1740258#. Dr. Garneau’s presentation will be available on the
Agency’s website on January 11, 2005, at http://www.space.gc.ca

Media wishing to book a phone interview with Dr. Garneau following the
briefing must contact the CSA in advance. Please call (450) 926-4370.

For more information please contact:

Julie Simard
Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-4370