Media Advisory Article from  Canadian Space Agency

MP Kate Young to Meet with Next Generation of Planetary Space Explorers at Western University

November 1, 2016 - Longueuil, Quebec - Canadian Space Agency

From now to November 18, 2016, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is leading CanMars 2016, a Mars sample return simulation mission set in the Utah desert, one of the most realistic "planetary exploration" settings accessible on Earth.

From the science operations centre at Western University, a science team comprising students and researchers from five Canadian universities, as well as international partner space agencies and universities, will be working with the CSA to successfully complete the mission.

On November 2, the CSA and Western University will host a media technical briefing on the mission.

Following the briefing, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, will tour the university's operations centre and meet with students taking part in the mission.

Media representatives are invited to attend.

9:00 a.m. (EDT)
  • Media technical briefing available on CSA Facebook Live
  • Photo-op with London West MP Kate Young: Tour of operations control room
  • London West MP Kate Young
  • Dr. Tim Haltigin
    Senior Mission Scientist – Planetary Exploration
  • Dr. Gordon Osinski, Associate Professor & NSERC/MDA/CSA/CEMI
    Industrial Research Chair in Earth and Space Exploration
    Depts. of Earth Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
    Western University
  • Dr. Raymond Francis
    Scientific Software Application Engineer
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory / NASA
  • Elise Harrington
    M.Sc. Candidate – Department of Earth Sciences
    Centre for Planetary and Science Exploration
    Western University
Physics and Astronomy Building, Room 100
Western University
1151 Richmond St.,
London, ON
N6A 3K7

Facebook: Watch the livestream of the event here.

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