Three years after Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield completed his mission on the International Space Station – winning hearts along the way – another Canadian astronaut has been selected to complete an ISS mission.
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has been assigned to a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station beginning in November 2018.
Launches November 2018
Expedition 58/59 will be the first mission for Saint-Jacques, and the 17th space flight for the Canadian Astronaut Corps.
Between now and then, he’ll be undergoing specialized mission training in Russia, Japan, the United States and Canada starting this Summer.
Saint-Jacques says he’s humbled to represent Canada.