Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques prepares for launch to the International Space Station
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.
Crew news conference at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
Traditional Red Square visit
Crew departure for Baikonur, beginning of quarantine period
Soyuz rocket is transported to the launch pad
Meeting of the State Commission
Crew news conference
Video files of some activities will be available on NASA TV.
- For more information on David Saint-Jacques' mission.
- For more information about the Soyuz.
- For b-roll footage of David Saint-Jacques, access our FTP site.
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