Longueuil, Quebec, January 20, 2005 – The NASA administrator and the heads of the Russian, Japanese, European, and Canadian space agencies will meet in Montreal on January 26 to discuss their ongoing cooperation for the International Space Station. In particular, they will address the next steps in the assembly of the station.

After the meeting, they will hold a press conference.


Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Hochelaga Rooms 5 and 6
900 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
(514) 861-3511


2:00 p. m. brief comments
2:15 p. m. question period
2:30 p. m. one-on-one interviews 


  • Marc Garneau, President of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
  • Sean O’Keefe, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Keiji Tachikawa, President of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
  • Anatoly Perminov, Director General of the Russian Research Institute (IKI)

For more information, please contact:

Julie Simard
Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-6651