Astronaut makes online visit to Clara Brenton PS
Monday, June 4, 2012 – Canadian astronaut Major Jeremy Hansen will beam into Clara Brenton Public School during an Internet videoconference with students on Tuesday.
The students will be given the opportunity to interact with Hansen and ask questions of one of the Canadian Space Agency’s newest recruits.
Within the audience of curious students, Major Hansen will see some familiar faces. One of the teachers that he identified as inspiration from his formative years in Ailsa Craig will attend the event, along with his parents.
Hansen’s flight career began at the age of 12 when he joined the Air Cadet program. He obtained both glider and private pilot licenses through this program by the age of 17 and he became a decorated fighter pilot with the Canadian Armed Forces before being selected by the Canadian Space Agency in May 2009. He was one of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class and in 2011 he graduated from astronaut candidate training.
Major Hansen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Space Science from Royal Military College in Kingston. He also earned a Master of Science degree, with a research focus on satellite tracking.
The interactive event is open to the families and students of Clara Brenton Public School.
What: Videoconference with Canadian astronaut Major Jeremy Hansen
When: Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 11 a.m.
Where: Clara Brenton Public School auditorium
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