Amateur radio contact between David Saint-Jacques and a scout group from Ontario

Media advisory

Burlington, ON, April 5, 2019 — As part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program, on April 6, 2019, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint Jacques will connect with a group of scouts from Burlington, Ontario, and answer their questions live from the International Space Station.

ARISS is an international program aimed at inspiring students worldwide to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through amateur radio communications opportunities with the International Space Station crew. During David Saint Jacque's mission, Radio Amateurs of Canada hopes to establish as many as 20 contacts between the astronaut and youth in Canada and around the world.

Media are invited to attend the exchanges in person.

April 6, 2019

1:30 p.m. (ET) – Activity begins
2:31 p.m. (ET) – Contact with David Saint Jacques begins

Amateur radio contact between Earth and space

David Saint-Jacques, CSA astronaut
100 scouts from the 58th Scout Group

Mount Nemo Scout Camp
4284 Side Rd 2
Burlington, ON

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