Apollo 50: Celebrating Moon exploration across Canada!

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, July 17, 2019 — On July 20, 2019, 50 years after the first historic steps on the Moon, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts David Saint-Jacques (at the Montreal Science Centre) and Robert Thirsk (at the Ontario Science Centre) will connect by video link to discuss the proud history and unfolding future of human space exploration. The discussion between David Saint-Jacques and Robert Thirsk will be broadcast at four other events in Canada, each hosted by a CSA astronaut.

David Saint-Jacques will talk about the highlights of his mission and will answer questions from the audience, including some from those watching at events across Canada.

Media are invited to go to these events. Those who are unable to attend can watch the live stream (or watch the video afterwards) on the CSA's YouTube channel.

Discussions will be held in English and French.

Time Who Where
Main events
1:00 p.m. ET
  • David Saint-Jacques, CSA astronaut
  • Pierre-Marc Mongeau, Vice-President of the Old Port of Montreal
Montreal – Montreal Science Centre
2 De La Commune Street West
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 4B2
1:00 p.m. ET
  • Robert Thirsk, Canadian astronaut
  • Maurice Bitran, CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre
Toronto – Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
North York, Ontario M3C 1T3
Other events elsewhere in Canada
9:55 a.m. PT
  • Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, CSA astronaut
  • Raylene Marchand, Executive Director, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
Vancouver – H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9
10:45 a.m. CT
  • Dave Williams, Canadian astronaut
  • Sandy Baumgartner, CEO, Saskatchewan Science Centre
Regina – Saskatchewan Science Centre
2903 Powerhouse Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 0A1
12:40 p.m. ET
  • Jeremy Hansen, CSA astronaut
Ottawa – Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1
2:10 p.m. NT
  • Joshua Kutryk, CSA astronaut
  • Neil Bose, Vice-President (Research), Memorial University
  • Dr. John Jamieson, Assistant Professor, Memorial University
St. John's – Johnson GEO Centre
175 Signal Hill Road
St. John's, Newfoundland A1A 1B2

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Telephone: 450-926-4370
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