Saint-Hubert, May 29, 2001 – The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invites media
to its David Florida Laboratory in Ottawa on May 30, 2001 for the visit of
José Maria Aznar, President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain
accompanied by a delegation from the Spanish Space Agency, the Centre for
Technical and Industrial Development.

The visit by the Spanish President and the space industry delegation is part
of a mission to Canada to identify areas of co-operation between our
respective space agencies (CDTI and CSA) and explore the potential for joint
initiatives between our space industries.

During the visit to the David Florida Laboratory, Canada’s ISO 9002
certified premier space qualification facility, the Spanish President in the
company of Mac Evans, President of the Canadian Space Agency will offer a
short presentation to guests before touring the laboratory.
The media are invited to take part in the guided tour of the David Florida
Laboratory. A separate contract signing ceremony between representatives of
EMS Technologies of Ste-Anne-de Bellevue, Quebec, and Alcatel Espacio of
Madrid will complete the media opportunity.

Where: David Florida Laboratory
3701 Carling Avenue

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2001
10:15 – 11:45

About David Florida Laboratory
Located in Ottawa, the David Florida Laboratory is available on a
fee-for-service basis to all Canadian and international companies and
organizations in industries such as space, aeronautics, telecommunications,
defence, manufacturing, transportation and packaging.

About the CSA
Established in 1989 with its headquarters situated in Saint-Hubert, Quebec,
the Canadian Space Agency coordinates all aspects of the Canadian Space
Program. Through its Space Knowledge, Applications and Industry Development
business line, the CSA delivers services involving: Earth and the
Environment; Space Science; Human Presence in Space; Satellite
Communications; Generic Space Technologies; Space Qualification Services and
Awareness. The Canadian Space Agency is at the forefront of the development
and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and

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For more information
Andre Leclair
Senior Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: 450-926-4370