Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques to launch to space

Media advisory

St-Hubert, Quebec, November 27, 2018 — On December 3, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Soyuz rocket. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, CSA astronaut Jenni Sidey-Gibbons and former CSA astronaut Robert Thirsk will participate in a launch event held at the CSA.

David Saint-Jacques' mission is set to be the longest for a Canadian aboard the ISS, where he will carry out scientific experiments, perform robotics tasks, test new technologies, and maybe go on a spacewalk.

Media representatives are invited to the CSA's launch event. Those who cannot attend can watch the launch live on the Canadian Space Agency's YouTube channel.

To conduct an interview with one of the CSA's spokespeople, please contact the Media Relations Office at

December 3, 2018

6:00 a.m. ET

Presentations and commentary
Launch of the Soyuz rocket

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, CSA astronaut
Robert Thirsk, former CSA astronaut

Canadian Space Agency
John H. Chapman Space Centre
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec  J3Y 8Y9

Useful links
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques' mission,
Information kit for David Saint-Jacques' mission: images and videos

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