Longueuil, Quebec, April 16, 2007 – On his last space mission, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Steve MacLean took a small rock from the summit of Mount Everest (8,850 metres) with him as part of his Official Flying Kit. Contributor Bernard Voyer is one of Canada’s greatest explorers and climbers. He was the first North American to climb the highest peaks of the seven continents and reach the world’s two poles. On April 17, Steve MacLean will hand the rock back after a presentation by Voyer to CSA employees. Media representatives are invited to attend this meeting of two great explorers.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Time: 10:30 a.m.


Presentation of Bernard Voyer (cannot be filmed or recorded)
Presentation of the Everest summit rock by Steve MacLean


Bernard Voyer, explorer, author, O.C., C.Q.
Steve MacLean, CSA Astronaut


Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l’Aéroport
Longueuil, Quebec