Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen to speak at Canada Science and Technology Museum

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Astronaut Jeremy Hansen with earth in the background

Ottawa, ON, November 24, 2021 — Join Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen for a fascinating talk on space exploration and astronaut training. The event will take place this Friday at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Following the talk, media are invited to join Jeremy on a tour of Earth in Focus: Insights from Space, a new exhibition produced in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency.

Colonel Hansen's flight experience began at the age of 12, when he joined the Air Cadet Program. Prior to his recruitment by the CSA in 2009, Colonel Hansen served as a CF-18 fighter pilot. He now represents CSA at NASA, and works at the Mission Control Center as Capcom — the voice between the ground and the International Space Station.

Event details

When: Friday, November 26, 2021, 11 a.m.

Where: Canada Science and Technology Museum, 1867 St. Laurent Blvd

RSVP: Kindly email ptremblay@ingeniumcanada.org to confirm your attendance.

Earth in Focus features breath taking photos taken from space offering visitors a truly remarkable perspective of our planet. Through visually striking videos and photos taken of Earth from space, this immersive exhibition demonstrates how data collected from space can help address global issues — such as feeding a growing population, keeping us safe from natural disasters, and protecting the environment.

Earth in Focus: Insights from Space will be on display at the Canada Science and Technology Museum until the end of January, when it will then hit the road to travel to other museums across the country. Canadians from coast to coast will have the opportunity to learn about Canada’s contributions to photography from space and discover how these amazing images contribute to our understanding of our rapidly changing planet.

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About the Canada Science and Technology Museum

Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation oversees three museums, one of which is the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The museum tells Canada’s innovation story through discovery, play, and experiential learning. Acting as a bridge between science and technology and visitors, the museum’s immersive spaces inspire a better understanding of the integral role innovation plays in shaping our shared future. As visitors walk through the exhibitions, visit the demonstration stage, or tinker in Exploratek, they become a part of Canada’s story of science, technology, and innovation.

About Canadian Space Agency

Established in 1989, the Canadian Space Agency promotes the peaceful use and development of space through exploration, innovation, observation, and inspiration. The CSA is responsible for advancing the knowledge of space through science and using these discoveries for the benefit of Canadians and all of humanity.

Media Contacts

Philippe Tremblay
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
ptremblay@IngeniumCanada.org
343-543-5337

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
asc.medias-media.csa@asc-csa.gc.ca
450-926-4370