Amateur radio contact between David Saint-Jacques and students in Yellowknife and Saskatoon

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec,  — As part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program, on , Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will connect with elementary and secondary school students 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 these events.

Time What Who Where
1 p.m. MT – Activity begins
1:44 p.m. MT – Contact with David Saint-Jacques begins
Amateur radio contact between Earth and space
  • David Saint-Jacques, CSA astronaut
  • 270 students from kindergarten to grade 8
Mildred Hall School
5408 Franklin Avenue
Yellowknife, NWT X1A 1E5
2:18 p.m. CT – Activity begins
3:18 p.m. CT – Contact with David Saint-Jacques begins
Amateur radio contact between Earth and space
  • David Saint-Jacques, CSA astronaut
  • 200 students from grades 6 to 12
Walter Murray Collegiate Institute
1905 Preston Avenue S
Saskatoon, SK S7J 2E7

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Contact information

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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