Media Advisory/Photo Op - Dr. Robert Thirsk to speak to Media from the
International Space Station

Live Q & A via downlink to the Ontario Science Centre

TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - Representatives from the media are invited to attend a live conversation and question-and-answer session with Dr. Robert Thirsk, currently aboard the International Space Station. Dr.Thirsk is completing a six-month mission aboard the ISS, the longest for a Canadian astronaut.

ONLY JOURNALISTS ON-SITE at the Ontario Science Centre will be able to ask questions.

Journalists who cannot be on-site will be able to watch the event live on NASA TV or on the CSA website at www.asc-csa.gc.ca.

    
    Note: Time of the event may change without advance notice. Please call
    the CSA Media Relations Office to confirm the most up-to-date details.

    What:  Live 20-minute downlink from the International Space Station
           Question period for media onsite at the Ontario Science Centre

    Who:   Dr. Robert Thirsk, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
           Dr. Richard Hughson, University of Waterloo
           Dr. Hooley McLaughlin, Director of Visitor Experience, Ontario
           Science Centre

    When:  Thursday, October 29, 2009
           12:00 pm

    Where: Ontario Science Centre,
           Level 6, Weston Family Innovation Centre
           770 Don Mills Road, Toronto
    

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

For further information: For further information: Christine Crosbie, Media Relations Officer, Ontario Science Centre, (416) 696-3191, Cell (416) 895-5482, christine.crosbie@osc.on.ca; Julie Simard, Media Relations, Canadian Space Agency, (450) 926-4370, julie.simard@asc-csa.gc.ca


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