Amateur radio contact between David Saint-Jacques and Lloydminster students

Media advisory

Lloydminster, Alberta, February 12, 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 Lloydminster students and answer their questions on February 13, live from the International Space Station (ISS).

ARISS is an international program 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.

February 13, 2019

1:00 p.m. MST – beginning of the event
1:10 p.m. MST – beginning of the connection with David Saint-Jacques

Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

David Saint-Jacques, CSA astronaut
600 students from kindergarten to Grade 9

College Park School (use the front entrance)
2115 56 Avenue
Lloydminster, AB  T9V 2W2

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