Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques to return to Earth

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, June 20, 2019 — After being in orbit since December 3, 2018, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will leave the International Space Station to return to Earth on June 24.

His return will mark the end of his 204-day mission. This is the longest mission ever conducted by a CSA astronaut.

Media are invited to the CSA to watch the broadcast of his landing. Those who are unable to attend can watch it live (or after the fact) on the CSA's YouTube channel.


  • Media will not be granted access to the CSA's premises until 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Starting at 3:30 p.m. ET, the steps preceding the landing of the Soyuz capsule carrying David Saint-Jacques will be broadcast live on the CSA's YouTube channel.

June 24, 2019

10:15 p.m. ET

CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth

Jeremy Hansen, CSA astronaut
Bob Thirsk, former CSA astronaut

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

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