As the launch approaches, David and Expedition 58 crewmates Anne McClain and Oleg Kononenko will be participating in pre-launch activities, including qualification exams, traditional ceremonies and news conferences.
As part of the celebrations of Dalhousie University's 200th anniversary, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Joshua Kutryk will take part in a debate on the next frontier. The debate will be moderated by Canadian author and science broadcaster Jay Ingram.
Young Canadians are invited to write a children's story about space. Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will pick one of his favourites and read it from the International Space Station during a live event with the author(s). Other top picks will be published on the CSA website.
On October 26, 2018, Chris Hadfield, author and former Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut, will be at the Toronto Reference Library to launch a new creative writing contest aimed at engaging Canadians in science through astronaut David Saint-Jacques' space mission.
On October 24, 2018, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, together with Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, and Bonnie Schmidt, founder and President of Let's Talk Science, will launch a new science research project for Canadian students.
From October 19 to 21, in Montreal, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Edmonton about 650 Canadians will have 48 hours to tackle the challenges of Space Apps Challenge 2018 with the support of experts from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).