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Media Advisory: Astronaut Jeremy Hansen in Calgary, Banff and Toronto

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- This week, Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be touring Alberta and Ontario to meet with students, teachers and the general public and discuss his career as an Astronaut, Chris Hadfield's imminent mission on the International Space Station (ISS) and the importance of promoting science amongst young Canadians. He will also take this opportunity to officially announce a partnership between the Canadian Space Agency and the Let's Talk Science non-for-profit organization.

Media are invited to attend the following events.


Thursday, November 15, (Calgary)                                            
                                                                            
Time:       9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Mountain time)                          
                                                                            
What:       Presentation "Becoming an Astronaut: a Journey of Life-Long     
            Learning"                                                       
                                                                            
Who:        Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut                                    
                                                                            
Audience:   160 students and teachers                                       
                                                                            
Where:      Telus Spark                                                     
            220 St. George's Drive NE                                       
            Calgary, AB, T2E 5T2                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
Time:       10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Mountain time)                         
                                                                            
What:       Presentation "Becoming an Astronaut: a Journey of Life-Long     
            Learning"                                                       
                                                                            
Who:        Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut                                    
                                                                            
Audience:   Students and teachers of the Open Minds Program Members of the  
            general public                                                  
                                                                            
Where:      Telus Spark                                                     
            220 St. George's Drive NE                                       
            Calgary, AB, T2E 5T2                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
Friday, November 16, 2012 (Banff)                                           
                                                                            
Alberta Teachers' Association Science Council Conference                    
                                                                            
Time:       10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. (Mountain time)                         
                                                                            
What:       Presentation "Becoming an Astronaut: a Journey of Life-Long     
            Learning"                                                       
                                                                            
            Note: Major Hansen will also be present at the Let's Talk       
            Science booth from 11:30 a.m. to noon.                          
                                                                            
Who:        Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut                                    
                                                                            
Audience:   150 science teachers                                            
                                                                            
Where:      The Banff Centre                                                
            107 Tunnel Mountain Drive                                       
            Banff, AB, T1L 1H5                                              
                                                                            
                                                                            
Saturday, November 17, 2012 (Toronto)                                       
                                                                            
Science Teachers Association of Ontario Conference                          
                                                                            
Time:       9:05 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (Eastern time)                            
                                                                            
What:       Presentation "Becoming an Astronaut: a Journey of Life-Long     
            Learning"                                                       
                                                                            
Who:        Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut                                    
                                                                            
Audience:   250 teachers                                                    
                                                                            
Where:      DoubleTree Hotel Toronto Airport                                
            655 Dixon Road                                                  
            Toronto, ON, M9W 1J3                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
Time:       10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Eastern time)                             
                                                                            
What:       Joint announcement of the CSA/Let's Talk Science partnership    
                                                                            
            Note: Major Hansen will also be present at the Let's Talk       
            Science booth from 11:30 a.m. to noon.                          
                                                                            
Who:        Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut                                    
            Bob McDonald, radio host and Let's Talk Science spokesperson    
            Bonnie Schmidt, Let's Talk Science President                    
                                                                            
Audience:   250 teachers                                                    
                                                                            
Where:      DoubleTree Hotel Toronto Airport                                
            655 Dixon Road                                                  
            Toronto, ON M9W 1J3                                             
                                                                            
                                                                            
Ontario Science Centre's "Robots Rule" Event                                
                                                                            
Time:       14:05 a.m. - 14:55 a.m. (Eastern time)                          
                                                                            
What:       Presentation "Becoming an Astronaut: a Journey of Life-Long     
            Learning"                                                       
                                                                            
            Note: Major Hansen will also be present at the Canadian Space   
            Agency booth from 15 p.m. to 15:30 p.m.                         
                                                                            
Who:        Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut                                    
                                                                            
Audience:   500 students and members of the general public                  
                                                                            
Where:      Ontario Science Centre                                          
            770 Don Mills Road (corner of Eglinton Avenue East)             
            Toronto, ON M3C 1T3                                             

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