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Media Advisory: Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield's First News Conference Live From Space

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- January 10 will be the first opportunity for media representatives to speak with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who will have spent 23 days in orbit.

ONLY THE MEDIA PRESENT ON-SITE at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will be able to ask questions. Interested media must call the CSA Media Relations team to reserve a place.

Journalists who cannot be on-site will be able to watch the event live on NASA TV.


When:          January 10, 2013                                             
                                                                            
What time:     12:15 to 12:35 p.m. EST                                      
               The time of the event may change without advance notice.     
                                                                            
What:          First news conference live from space                        
                                                                            
Who:           Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut                                
                                                                            
Where:         Canadian Space Agency                                        
               6767, route de l'Aeroport,                                   
               Saint-Hubert (Quebec) J3Y 8Y9                                

To schedule interviews with CSA spokespersons, please contact CSA Media Relations.

For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency website at www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/expedition34-35/.

Videos, animations and pictures are available at this address: ftp://ftp.asc-csa.gc.ca/users/expedition34-35/pub/.

About Expedition 34/35:

On December 19, 2012, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield launched aboard a Russian Soyuz vehicle. Two days later, he docked to the International Space Station (ISS), his new orbital home for a five-month period. During the second half of his mission, Chris Hadfield will become the first Canadian Commander of the ISS-a milestone for Canadian space exploration.

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