Press Release

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield Visits Prince-Edward-Island

By SpaceRef Editor
January 23, 2002
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Saint-Hubert (Quebec), January 23, 2002 ? In April 2001, Colonel Hadfield served as Mission Specialist #1 on STS-100, International Space Station Assembly Flight 6A. The crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour delivered and installed the new Canadian-built robot arm, Canadarm2, as well as the Italian-made resupply module Raffaello. During the flight, Hadfield performed two spacewalks, which made him the first Canadian to ever leave a spacecraft, and float free in space. In total, Colonel Hadfield spent 14 hours, 54 minutes outside?10 times around the world.

Colonel Chris Hadfield is presently living in Star City, Russia, as NASA?s Director of Operations at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre. As NASA?s lead representative his work includes coordination and direction of all Space Station Crew activities in Russia, oversight of training and crew support staff, as well as policy negotiation with the Russian Space Program and other International Partners.

Media are invited to attend the following events:

Friday, January 25, 2002

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Meeting with high school students
Carrefour de l?Isle-Saint-Jean
5 Acadienne Drive, Charlottetown

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Meeting with primary school students
Jubilee Theatre
124 Harbour Drive, Summerside

4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Presentation to Chamber of Commerce of Slemon Park
Hangar Lecture Theatre, Slemon Park, Summerside

For more information or to arrange a one-on-one interview, please contact:

Julie Simard
Senior Communication Officer, Media Relations
Canadian Space Agency
Telephone: (450) 926-6651
Fax: (514) 926-4352

SpaceRef staff editor.