Minister Bains to make a major announcement on the future of Canadian space exploration

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec,  — On Wednesday, , the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will make a major announcement related to Canada's future in space exploration.

Space represents the potential for infinite discovery, sparking curiosity, and economic opportunity for Canadians. Canada's Space Strategy aims to leverage Canadian strengths like robotics, while advancing science and innovation in exciting areas like artificial intelligence, biomedical technologies, food production, and research on the impact of climate change on Earth's atmosphere.

Minister Bains will be joined virtually by Canadian Space Agency (CSA) President Lisa Campbell and CSA astronauts Jeremy Hansen, Joshua Kutryk, David Saint-Jacques and Jenni Sidey-Gibbons.

A media question-and-answer session will follow the announcement.

Media representatives who wish to participate must register in advance by contacting the CSA's Media Relations Office: asc.medias-media.csa@canada.ca. The event link (Zoom) and instructions for question-and-answer session will be provided.

Time What Who Where
10:00 ET Virtual announcement on space exploration
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
  • Lisa Campbell, CSA President
  • Jeremy Hansen, CSA astronaut
  • Joshua Kutryk, CSA astronaut
  • David Saint-Jacques, CSA astronaut
  • Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, CSA astronaut

Virtual. Link (Zoom) provided upon request to media representatives who wish to participate in the question-and-answer session.

The event will also be streamed on the CSA's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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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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