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Media Advisory: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Speaks With William Shatner Live From Space

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been using social media to connect with the public. To this day, his most famous exchange is the one he had with legendary Canadian actor, author and former Captain Kirk, William Shatner.

On February 7, they will continue their discussion. This time, Astronaut Hadfield (via video) will speak to Mr. Shatner (on the phone). The conversation will take place in front of an audience of "space tweeps" gathered at the CSA for scientific presentations and demos. Tweeps will have the chance to ask questions in real-time to Hadfield. CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will host this unique event.

Media representatives are invited to attend the event.

Journalists who cannot be on-site can watch the live webcast on the CSA Website and follow the hashtag #CSATweetup on Twitter.


Date:       February 7, 2013                                             
                                                                         
Time:       10:30 a.m. Eastern time                                      
                                                                         
What:       Short presentation by Jeremy Hansen                          
            Live conversation between Chris Hadfield and William Shatner 
            Live video connection between Chris Hadfield and space tweeps
            Scientific presentations and demos                           
                                                                         
Who:        Chris Hadfield, CSA Astronaut (from space via NASA TV)       
            Jeremy Hansen, CSA Astronaut                                 
            William Shatner, actor (via phone)                           
            30 space tweeps who follow Chris Hadfield and the CSA        
                                                                         
Where:      Canadian Space Agency                                        
            6767 route de l'Aeroport                                     
            Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9                                 

About Expedition 34/35:

For details on the mission, visit the CSA website at www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/expedition34-35/

Videos, animations and pictures are available at this address:

ftp://ftp.asc-csa.gc.ca/users/communications/pub/medias/EXPEDITION34-35/

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