First amateur radio contact between David Saint-Jacques and Ottawa students

Media advisory

Ottawa, Ontario, January 23, 2019 — As part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will connect with Ottawa students and answer their questions on January 23, live from the International Space Station (ISS).

ARISS is an international working group, aimed at inspiring students worldwide to pursue interests and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through amateur radio communications opportunities with the ISS crew. During David Saint-Jacques' mission, Radio Amateurs of Canada hopes to establish as many as 20 contacts between the astronaut and youth, both in Canada and around the world.

Media are invited to witness this exchange in person. Those unable to attend can listen to the discussions with David Saint-Jacques, starting at 2:45 p.m., live on this streamer.

Time What Who Where
2:00 p.m. ET – beginning of the event
2:00 p.m. ET – beginning of the connection with David Saint-Jacques
Amateur radio contact between Earth and space
  • David Saint-Jacques, CSA astronaut
  • More than 180 elementary students from Grades 4 to 8
Ashbury College Junior School
362 Mariposa Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1M 0T3

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