Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques to go to the FIRST Québec robotics competition

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, March 2, 2018 — On Saturday, March 3, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be at the Claude Robillard Sports Complex for the FIRST Québec robotics competition to cheer on the 5000 or so young participants. The festival, now in its seventh year, is for young people aged 6 to 18.

The jury will be made up of four experts from the Canadian Space Agency. They will assess the projects from a technical and innovation standpoint, while taking into account the cooperation among the teams and the business plans.

Date:
March 3, 2018

Time:
10:00 am to 12:30 pm ET

What:
David Saint-Jacques to meet and cheer on those participating in the competition organized by Robotique FIRST Québec

Who:
David Saint-Jacques, Canadian Space Agency astronaut

CSA experts on the jury:

  • Taryn Tomlinson, Engineer and Chief of Staff
  • Isabelle Tremblay, Director, Astronauts, Life Science and Space Medicine
  • Danielle Cormier, Mission Controller
  • Laurie Metcalfe, Engineer, Exploration Planning

Where:
Claude Robillard Sports Complex
1000 Émile-Journault Ave., Montreal, Quebec, H2M 2E7

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