Back to school: First week of training for Canada’s new astronauts Joshua Kutryk and Jenni Sidey

Media Advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, August 17, 2017 — Canada's newest astronaut candidates, LCol Joshua Kutryk and Dr. Jenni Sidey, are now ready to begin their basic astronaut training alongside their American colleagues as part of NASA's 2017 Astronaut Class at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

On Tuesday, August 22, they will participate in a conversation with the Expedition 52 crew members, who are currently working and living aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The conversation, which will be broadcast on NASA Television, will immediately be followed by a news conference.

Canadian media are invited to participate in the news conference by telephone. There will be a few brief opportunities for individual interviews with LCol Kutryk, Dr. Sidey, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen, who is the NASA Astronaut Class supervisor.

August 22, 2017

12:45 p.m. EDT



  • Conversation between NASA's 2017 Astronaut Class and the Expedition 52 crew onboard the ISS, followed by a news conference
    The conversation between the 2017 Astronaut Class and the Expedition 52 crew and the news conference will be broadcast on NASA Television.

    Media who wish to participate in the news conference by telephone must call Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 12:30 p.m. EDT on August 22.

  • Brief individual interviews with Joshua Kutryk, Jenni Sidey and Jeremy Hansen
    Canadian media who wish to request individual interviews must call the Canadian Space Agency's Media Relations Office at 450-926-4370 before 10:00 a.m. EDT on August 21.

Please note that individual interview opportunities will be very limited.

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Contact information:
Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370
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