New attempt: Amateur radio contact between David Saint Jacques and Quebec City students

Media advisory

Quebec City, Quebec, April 18, 2019 — As a result of yesterday's contact failure of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will connect with students from Saint-Sacrement International School on 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‑Jacques' 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. Those who cannot be there in person can listen to the live conversation with David Saint-Jacques starting at 2:05 p.m. ET.

Time What Who Where
2:05 p.m. ET – Contact with David Saint-Jacques begins Amateur radio contact between Earth and space
  • David Saint-Jacques, CSA astronaut
  • 350 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 at Saint-Sacrement International School
Saint-Sacrement International School
1430 Chemin Sainte-Foy
Quebec City, Quebec G1S 2N7

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Telephone: 450-926-4370
Website: asc-csa.gc.ca
Email: ASC.Medias-Media.CSA@canada.ca
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