Amateur radio contact between David Saint-Jacques and students from Manitoba

Media advisory

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 9, 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 Grade 9 students and answer their questions on April 10, 2019, live from the International Space Station (ISS).

ARISS is an international program aimed at inspiring students worldwide to pursue studies 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 representatives are invited to attend.

Time What Who Where
10:15 a.m. CT – Activity begins
10:57 a.m. CT – Contact with David Saint-Jacques begins
Amateur radio contact between Earth and space
  • David Saint-Jacques, CSA astronaut
  • 450 Grade 9 students from the Pembina Trails School Division
Shaftesbury High School
2240 Grant Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0P7

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