Saint-Hubert, April 17, 2001- The Honourable Brian Tobin, Minister of
Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will
attend the launch of STS-100, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris
Hadfield’s mission to install Canadarm2 on the International Space Station,
at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. During this historic mission,
Hadfield will also become the first Canadian ever to step out of the space
shuttle and float freely in space.

Following a conversation with Chris Hadfield on April 18, Minister Tobin
will be available for interviews with media at the Kennedy Space Center from
10:00 to 11:00 am EDT. Telephone interviews may be arranged by contacting
the CSA’s Media Relations Office.

Saint-Hubert, 17 April 2001 _ The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invites media
representatives to attend the launch of Mission STS-100, currently slated
for lift-off on April 19, 2001 at 2:41 pm EDT (time to be confirmed).

NOTE : All times in EDT.

Media at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida:

7:30-10:00 am CSA spokespersons will be available for interviews.

10:55 am (TBC) Crew Walk-out (photo-op)

2:41 pm (TBC) LAUNCH

3:00-3:15 pm CSA spokespersons available for interviews.

Media at the CSA, Saint-Hubert, Quebec:

7:30 am-1:00 pm CSA spokespersons will be available for interviews.
10:55 am Crew walk-out (photo-op; media can view the walk-out from the CSA’s
conference centre).

1:30-3:00 pm LAUNCH of STS-100 hosted by Marc Garneau, Executive
Vice-President of the CSA.

3:00-3:30 pm Marc Garneau and CSA spokespersons will be available for media.


1:05 pm-1:29 pm CSA Webcast on Mission STS-100 with Marc Garneau for
Canadian students.

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For more information, and for interviews, contact:

Media Relations Office

Canadian Space Agency

Tel.: (450) 926-4345 or 4370

Fax.: (514) 943-4352

STS-100 Mission Website: