Communications and Outreach-2 Flight Kit Photos (Communications and Outreach-2 Flight Kit Photos) - 07.01.15
To share the excitement of space exploration, inspire and ignite interest among Canadians in Canada's next space mission, Expedition 34/35, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield takes a series of still photos with flown items as part of his Official Flight Kit while aboard the International Space Station (ISS). A list with the items (close to 30) is provided to him. These still photos are posted on the Canadian Space Agency website and social media tools, distributed to groups and included as part of special mission montages during astronaut Hadfield’s post-mission tour back in Canada. Science Results for Everyone
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OpNom: Flight Kit Photos
Carole Duval, Communications and Public Affairs, Quebec, Canada
Sponsoring Space Agency
Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
ISS Expedition Duration
September 2012 - March 2013
Previous ISS Missions
Communications and Outreach-2 Flight Kit Photos seeks to raise Canadians’ awareness, particularly Canadian youth, and get them interested and engaged in Expedition 34/35 with Canadian astronaut Hadfield.
Astronaut Hadfield takes still photos of himself with special items (such as patches and small flags) from various Canadian groups. The Canadian Space Agency uses these photos to promote the mission and to create special mission montages.
These outreach initiatives support the Canadian Space Agency’s goal to increase awareness in mission activities via its media coverage, website visits and social media account followers.
These still photos are posted on the Canadian Space Agency website, offered to Canadian media, distributed to partners and posted on other social media tools in an effort to reach out to Canadians nationwide and ignite an interest in Expedition 34/35 with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield and also in the Canadian Space Program.
These still photos are unique as they show astronaut Chris Hadfield floating freely in the weightless environment of the ISS with a special item (patch or small flag). Canadians will be proud to see a fellow Canadian in space representing Canada and playing such as critical role in space exploration.
A series of still photos with Official Flight Kit items are taken during this increment. A list of the items are provided to astronaut Hadfield.
It is recommended for astronaut Hadfield to take the photos all in the same block of time. By proceeding this way, time to prepare the equipment and take it down is reduced. This activity is scheduled for 40 minutes.
It is preferred that astronaut Chris Hadfield take the photos. When ready, astronaut Hadfield locates the Official Flight Kit (OFK) items, set-ups the hardware (NASA on board Canon G1 Camcorder, P/N: SEZ33120850-802, is recommended), places the Camcorder on a wall and position himself in-front with the item to take the photo. Operations need to be repeated for each item. Operations required to prepare, take the photos and take down the equipment are done by Chris Hadfield alone. Astronaut Hadfield may use the automatic function on the Camcorder to activate the photo.
There is no time constraint for the still photos.
- Locate the OFK items.
- Locate the NASA Canon G1 Camcorder on board ISS.
- Position the Camcorder on a wall.
- Astronaut Hadfield then positions himself in-front of the camera with an OFK item.
- Repeat operations for all OFK item.
- Take down and stow equipment.
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