Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Astronaut Chris Hadfield celebrates Canada Day at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Vintage Wings will be on location at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 1 July selling t-shirts and swag and promoting our organization. The star of the show is our very own Hawk One pilot and board member, Chirs Hadfield...

Ottawa, Ontario, June 29, 2010 — The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is happy to welcome Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut and former CF-18 fighter pilot Chris Hadfield for a unique “meet-and-greet” event on Canada Day 2010. Hadfield will talk about Canadian aviation history and explain the workings of the world-renown CF-18 aircraft.

On July 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., visitors of all ages are invited to attend this brief presentation on the CF-18 aircraft and listen to Hadfield speak of space travel including what it’s like to live and work 400 km above Earth onboard the International Space Station.

Chris Hadfield is a veteran astronaut and has taken part in of two space missions, STS-100 in 2001 and STS-74 in 1995. During STS-100, he spent 11 days aboard the International Space Station and became the first ever Canadian to perform a spacewalk as he installed the Canadian robotic arm, the Canadarm2, onto the Station. For his first mission back in 1995, he flew to the Russian Space Station Mir, and operated the shuttle robotic arm, the Canadarm.

Journalists are invited to attend the event at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

Event with Chris Hadfield
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010

Time: 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. – Availability for media interviews
10:00 a.m. – CF-18 presentation with Chris Hadfield
10:15 a.m. – Question period
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Autograph signing session
11:15 a.m. – Astronaut Hadfield departs

Location: Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3

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