Press Release

Canadian Drilling Technology for Mars Exploration

By SpaceRef Editor
March 6, 2002
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Saint-Hubert, Quebec, March 6, 2002 – The Northern Centre for Advanced
Technology Inc. (NORCAT), has developed a prototype drill for potential use
on a future Mars mission as part of a feasibility study done for the
Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

Raymond Bonin, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Diane Marleau,
Member of Parliament for Sudbury, will join Canadian Space Agency President
Marc Garneau and NORCAT Executive Director and CEO Darryl Lake for a
demonstration of the Mars drilling technology.

Representatives of the media are invited to attend this Mars drilling
technology demonstration. Dr. Garneau, Mr. Lake and CSA Mars Project lead
Alain Berinstain will be available for interviews.


Demonstration of Drilling Technology for Mars Exploration


Thursday, March 7, 2002

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.



1400 Barrydowne Rd (Turn at Macisaac Drive)

Sudbury, Ontario

– 30 –

For more information:

Monique Billette

Media Relations

Canadian Space Agency

Tel.: (450) 926-4370

Linda Wilson

Director, Marketing and Institutional Relations

Cambrian College

Tel.: (705) 524-7387

SpaceRef staff editor.