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STS-118 Unveiling of the Winning Patch
« on: 02/27/2007 02:50 PM »
Mission STS-118
Unveiling of the Winning Patch

Longueuil, Quebec, February 27, 2007 – Media representatives are invited to the announcement of the winner of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the McGill University Mission STS-118 patch contest on March 2 at 10 a.m. CSA Astronaut Dave Williams will announce the winning student and unveil the patch which he will wear during the mission set for launch on June 28, 2007.

WHEN

Friday, March 2, 2007

TIME

10:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks

10:08 a.m. Comments by Astronaut Williams

10:16 a.m. Unveiling of the patch (photo-opp)

10:17 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Comments by winning student

10:22 a.m. Comments by McGill Provost

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Scrum or one-on-one interviews.


WHO
Dave Williams – CSA Astronaut

Anthony C. Masi – Provost, McGill University

Winning student, Faculty of Engineering student, McGill University

WHERE

McGill University

Lorne Trottier Building – Mezzannine
3630 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B2


You will find the patch and the winner’s bio on our website www.space.gc.ca at the end of the event.


For more information please contact:


CSA Media Relations,
Julie Simard [email protected]

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RE: STS-118 Unveiling of the Winning Patch
« Reply #1 on: 03/02/2007 08:46 PM »
This patch celebrates Canada's role in STS-118, the 22nd assembly mission of the International Space Station. It depicts Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams installing the S5 truss segment to the backbone of the International Space Station. It marks his role as the only Canadian to perform three spacewalks in support of a human space mission.
 

The Station's stylized solar arrays symbolize an infinite quest for knowledge through exploration. The inclusion of waves in the design, an ancient symbol of exploration, draws attention to the history of sea and space discovery while highlighting Dr. Williams' experience as the first Canadian to be both an astronaut and an aquanaut.

The STS-118 appears just above the MS in WILLIAMS to underscore his role as Mission Specialist. The caduceus, symbolizing medicine, appearing in Dr. Williams' name represents his pride in being a physician and his role as crew medical officer during the flight. This Canadian emblem was designed by Mustapha Kerouch, a Faculty of Engineering student at McGill University in Montreal.


Mustapha Kerouch was born in 1986 in Algeria and his family came to Canada when he was nine. Apart from his love of science and engineering, he's passionate about literature and the arts. After attending high school at Collège Saint-Louis, he studied science at the Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne. Now at McGill University, he is finishing his second year in Mechanical Engineering.
 
http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/missions/sts-118/canadian.asp

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