/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - MP Kate Young to Meet with Next Generation of Planetary Space Explorers at Western University/

LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - From now to November 18, 2016, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is leading CanMars 2016, a Mars sample return simulation mission set in the Utah desert, one of the most realistic "planetary exploration" settings accessible on Earth.

From the science operations centre at Western University, a science team comprising students and researchers from five Canadian universities, as well as international partner space agencies and universities, will be working with the CSA to successfully complete the mission.

On November 2, the CSA and Western University will host a media technical briefing on the mission.

Following the briefing, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, will tour the university's operations centre and meet with students taking part in the mission.

Media representatives are invited to attend.

 

Date:

November 2, 2016



Time:

9:00 a.m. (EDT)



What:  

Media technical briefing available on CSA Facebook Live


Photo-op with London West MP Kate Young: Tour of operations control room



Who:  

London West MP Kate Young




Dr. Tim Haltigin


Senior Mission Scientist – Planetary Exploration
CSA




Dr. Gordon Osinski, Associate Professor & NSERC/MDA/CSA/CEMI


Industrial Research Chair in Earth and Space Exploration


Depts. of Earth Sciences, Physics & Astronomy


Western University




Dr. Raymond Francis


Scientific Software Application Engineer


Jet Propulsion Laboratory / NASA




Elise Harrington


M.Sc. Candidate – Department of Earth Sciences             


Centre for Planetary and Science Exploration     


Western University



Where:

Physics and Astronomy Building, Room 100


Western University


1151 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3K7

 

Facebook:  Watch the livestream of the event here.  

More information about the CSA's Mars sample return simulation mission.
Technical Briefing PowerPoint presentation (will be available as of 9 a.m. on November 2)
B-Roll

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SOURCE Canadian Space Agency

For further information: Canadian Space Agency, Media Relations Office, Telephone: 450-926-4370, Website: http://asc-csa.gc.ca, Email: ASC.Medias-Media.CSA@canada.ca

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