Amateur radio contact between astronaut David Saint-Jacques and North Point School students

Calgary, Alberta, March 12, 2019 — As part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will connect with Calgary students from North Point School for Boys and answer their questions on March 20, 2019, live from the International Space Station (ISS). This live exchange between earth and space will take place at North Point School for Boys.

ARISS is an international program aimed at inspiring students worldwide to pursue interests and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through amateur radio communications opportunities with the ISS crew. During David Saint-Jacques’ mission, Radio Amateurs of Canada hopes to establish as many as 20 contacts between the astronaut and youth, both in Canada and around the world.

Participation in ARISS was initiated and managed through the Engineering Academy at North Point School for Boys. Special thanks to Dean White, founder Roots2STEM for making this event possible and coordinating the logistics and technical details.

Media are invited to witness this exchange in person.

Date: March 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. MST – beginning of the event
2:16 p.m. MST – beginning of the connection with David Saint-Jacques

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Photo: Canadian Space Agency