Canada’s newest astronauts to be revealed on July 1

Media Advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, June 29, 2017 — The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, will reveal the country’s two newest astronauts on July 1 as part of the Canada 150 celebrations on Parliament Hill.

The astronauts will deliver brief remarks and be joined onstage by the Prime Minister and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Officials from the Canadian Space Agency will be available to speak with members of the media about the new astronauts and the Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. Interested media should contact the Canadian Space Agency’s media relations office.

For logistical questions (access to Parliament Hill, security, etc.), members of the media are asked to contact the media relations team at the Department of Canadian Heritage: 819-994-9101 or 1-866-569-6155 (toll free).

Date:
July 1, 2017

Time:
11:40 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (EDT)

Where:
Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

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Contact information:
Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370
Website: http://asc-csa.gc.ca
Email: ASC.Medias-Media.CSA@asc-csa.gc.ca  
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