During the week of August 13, 2018, media representatives will have an opportunity to follow and film Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint Jacques while he is training in Russia. They are invited to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, where the Canadian astronaut is preparing for Expedition 58/59. He is scheduled to depart for the International Space Station on December 20, 2018.
Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques is currently the backup for European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is scheduled to take off for the International Space Station on June 6, 2018. As such, he has passed the qualification exam and is on standby over the coming days.
Better space technologies are built on new, innovative ideas from talented Canadians. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in these revolutionary new concepts to turn them into products that will help improve our daily lives.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will join Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen to announce a new investment in innovative space technologies to create middle-class jobs for Canadians.
On Wednesday, May 23, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be meeting with a group of seventh and eighth graders at a Kahnawake school to talk about his career and space exploration and to answer their questions.
On Saturday, May 5, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jenni Sidey will be a guest speaker at the One Woman – Fearless Women's Summit in Winnipeg. From Cambridge University lecturer to CSA astronaut, she will share her journey as a female engineer to about 200 women attending the Summit.