Opportunity to witness the launch of David Saint-Jacques' mission in Kazakhstan

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, September 12, 2018 — On December 20, 2018 (local date in Baikonur), Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Media representatives are invited to take part in pre-launch, launch and post-launch events in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Media representatives have until September 17 at 4:30 pm ET to contact the CSA's Media Relations team at asc.medias-media.csa@canada.ca to express their interest.

The number of places is limited, and participation is subject to obtaining accreditation and a visa. Media representatives must cover their own travel costs.

Preliminary schedule (subject to change)
Local dates (Baikonur)

December 16
Departure from Moscow for Baikonur, Kazakhstan

December 20
Launch of the Soyuz and arrival of the crew aboard the ISS

December 21
Return flight to Moscow


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