Turn On The Lights - Tonight Requests Mayor Mike Bradley
February 8th, 2013
On Friday, February 8, 2013, Sarnia’s native son Chris Hadfield will be overhead in space and is looking to take photographs of Sarnia from outer space. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Sarnia/Port Huron area to be recognized nationally and internationally. The photos from space are scheduled to take place on between the hours of 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The expected flyover time is 7:47 p.m. – 8:02 p.m. EST Friday night. The International Space Station (ISS) will not be visible from the ground because it will be in orbital darkness. Residents can add to the effectiveness of this event by ensuring that interior and exterior lights are turned on during the 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. time period. If the weather does not cooperate, Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley says Hadfield will plan another photo session as his mission will keep him in space until May 14. Hadfield is aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space station carrying out experiments and robotics tasks. Chris Hadfield, will be Canada’s first space station commander in March when he takes charge. Hadfield is a veteran shuttle astronaut who previously flew to Russia’s Mir Space Station in 1995 and performed the first Canadian spacewalk on station in 2001. He said that an important part of his personal experience is sharing what it means to be Canadian with his Russian and U.S. crewmates.