Media Advisory/Photo Op - Space Exploration: Living and Working in Space with
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield

TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - GTA area secondary and Ontario Science Centre Science School students will join Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield for a special presentation about the future of living in space and participate in a Q&A before screening IMAX Hubble at the Ontario Science Centre's OMNIMAX Theatre. Later the same morning, he will assist in the presentation of the second annual Weston Youth Innovation Award to Kimberly Gulevich of Fort St. John, BC.

The first Canadian astronaut to ever perform a spacewalk, Chris Hadfield will take part in NASA's undersea mission that uses the ocean floor to simulate exploration missions to the surface of asteroids, Moon and Mars in May this year. He is also part of a Canadian underwater science expedition (Pavilion Lake, BC), learning how to search for life in extreme environments.

    
    What:           Part 1:  Space Exploration and what it's really like to
                             live and work in space

                             Screening of IMAX film -- Hubble

                    Part 2:  Presentation of Weston Youth Innovation Award

    Who:            Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield
                    Students from the Ontario Science Centre Science School,
                    Marc Garneau Collegiate and Milton District High School

    When:           Friday, April 30, 2010

                    9:15 am -  Registration
                    9:30 am -  Presentation
                    9:50 am -  Q&A with students and Chris Hadfield
                    10:05am -  Screening of IMAX Hubble
                            -  Media interviews with Chris Hadfield (outside
                               the theatre)
                    11:00am -  Presentation of Weston Youth Innovation Award
                            -  Media and photo opportunities with award
                               winner, presenters and Chris Hadfield

    Where:          9:15 am    OMNIMAX Theatre (main entrance)
                               Ontario Science Centre
                               770 Don Mills Road, Toronto
                    11:00am    Weston Family Innovation Centre, Level 6
    

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

For further information: For further information: Ellen Flowers, Ontario Science Centre, T: (416) 696-3154, C: (416) 771-2614, ellen.flowers@osc.on.ca; Canadian Space Agency, Media Relations Office, Tel.: (450) 926-4370, www.asc-csa.gc.ca


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