File photo 2011 meeting. Credit: ESA.

Quebec City to Host Space Agency Leaders This Week

Starting today Quebec City is hosting approximately 80 delegates for the International Space Agency Heads of Agency meeting. Attending will be representatives from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) along with the hosts the Canadian Space Agency.

Delegates will be discussing the future of the International Space Station (ISS) and other potential future space exploration projects. When contacted, a Canadian Space Agency media representative could not discuss the substance of the talks taking place today through Thursday. The meeting will wrap up on Thursday with a press conference at 1:00 pm ET at the Chateau Frontenac where an inter-agency memo will be released. The ISS Heads of Agency meeting is usually held in March each year.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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