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From: Dan Dubrick
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Date: 2003-05-04 18:34:00
Subject: 4\22 CSA - Minister Rock to name ISS Canadian Robot

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Canadian Space Agency

Press Release
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Minister Rock to name ISS Canadian Robot

St-Hubert, Quebec, April 22, 2003 - Media are invited to join
Industry Minister Allan Rock in a guided tour of the Canadian Space
Agency (CSA) lead by its President, Marc Garneau.

After the tour, Minister Rock will unveil the official name selected
for the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, Canada's latest
contribution to the International Space Station. The third and last
component of the Mobile Servicing System is a highly advanced space
robotics system that also includes Canadarm2 and the Mobile Base
System. 

What:   Tour of the Canadian Space Agency and Naming Ceremony

Who:    Mr. Allan Rock, Industry Minister
        Dr Marc Garneau, President of the Canadian Space Agency
        Mr. Mag Iskander, Vice-President and General Manager,
        MD Robotics

When:   Wednesday, April 23, 2003
        10:45 a.m. to noon

Where:  Canadian Space Agency
        John H. Chapman Space Centre
        6767 route de l'Aeroport
        Saint-Hubert

Media attending the event will receive a CD-Rom and a B-roll.

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For more information:
Monique Billette

Senior Media Relations Officer
Canadian Space Agency
Tel.: (450) 926-4370
monique.Billette{at}space.gc.ca

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