/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo-Op - Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen addresses 400+ students at the Ontario Science Centre and leads Science School students in a simulated Mission to Mars/

TORONTO, April 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen visits the Ontario Science Centre for an inspirational talk about his journey as an astronaut, life in Space, his work and training as an astronaut, and the future of Space exploration. In addition, he will lead a simulated Mission to Mars in Canada's only Challenger Learning Centre for Space Science Education. In this NASA-inspired Mission Control and Spacecraft full scale model, participants role-play as Astronauts and Mission Controllers to solve problems as they come face-to-face with the challenges and excitement of landing on Mars.     

What:

Discussion and Photo-op with CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen



Who:

CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen

Dr. Maurice Bitran, CEO, Ontario Science Centre

Students from Valley Park Middle School

Students from John Polanyi Collegiate Institute

Students from Ontario Science Centre Science School



When:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016



Where:

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto

Auditorium and Canada's only Challenger Learning Centre for Space Science Education



Times:

12:00 p.m. – Media registration

12:40 p.m. – Guests invited to enter Auditorium

12:45 p.m. – Jeremy Hansen presentation (photo-op)

01:15 p.m. – Jeremy Hansen answers student questions

02:00 p.m. – Jeremy Hansen leads Mission to Mars in Challenger Learning Centre with
                   Ontario Science Centre Science School students paired with media guests
                   (photo-op)

03:00 p.m. – Event ends

 

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

Image with caption: "Go on a Mission to Mars in the Challenger Learning Centre's Spacecraft at the Ontario Science Centre (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160406_C6232_PHOTO_EN_657515.jpg

Image with caption: "Go on a Mission to Mars in the Challenger Learning Centre's Mission Control at the Ontario Science Centre (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160406_C6232_PHOTO_EN_657516.jpg

For further information: Media Contacts: Canadian Space Agency, Maya Eyssen, Communications Officer, 450-926-4370 or Maya.Eyssen@canada.ca; Ontario Science Centre, Jefferson Darrell, Media Relations Officer, 416-696-3154 or Jefferson.Darrell@osc.on.ca

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