Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques prepares for launch to the International Space Station

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, November 9, 2018 — Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques is scheduled to take off for the International Space Station on December 3, 2018, from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, at approximately 6:31 a.m. ET (5:31 p.m. local time in Kazakhstan).

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. 

November 13–14
Qualification exams

November 15
Crew news conference at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
Traditional Red Square visit

November 19
Crew departure for Baikonur, beginning of quarantine period

December 1
Soyuz rocket is transported to the launch pad

December 2
Meeting of the State Commission
Crew news conference

Video files of some activities will be available on NASA TV.

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