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Media Advisory: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Teaches 1500 Students While Underwater

By SpaceRef Editor
May 14, 2010
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Media Advisory: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Teaches 1500 Students While Underwater

On Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut and Commander of the NEEMO 14 mission Chris Hadfield, will be talking with 1500 students from Quebec, Ontario and Alberta while physically located about 20 metres underwater in the Aquarius habitat off the Florida Keys. 150 students will be gathered at the CSA’s John H. Chapman centre in Longueuil, Quebec, and will be connected with both the other students and the underwater habitat via videoconference.
Journalists are invited to attend the event at the CSA. Media may also attend the event at the other locations where students will be gathered. (see list below)

NEEMO 14 Classroom at CSA
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT Comments by Chris Hadfield
3:30 p.m. EDT Question and answer period
4:00 p.m. EDT End of the videoconference

Location: Canadian Space Agency
6767 route de l’Aeroport
Longueuil, Quebec

Other participating schools:

Georgetown District High school
Contact: Olga Michalopolous
Phone: (905) 877-6966

Sir George Simpson Jr. High in St. Albert
(W. D. Cuts Junior High, Elmer S. Gish Junior High and Lorne Akins Junior
High students gathered at Sir George Simpson Junior High.)
Contact: Randy Roszell, Vice-Principal at Sir George Simpson
Phone: (780) 459-4456

Olds High School in Olds, Alberta
Contact: Jan Skaluba
Phone: (403) 556-3391

County Central High School in Vulcan, Alberta
Contact: Ken Garinger
Phone: (403) 485-2223

For more information on NEEMO 14, visit the CSA website and the NASA website: and

SpaceRef staff editor.