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CSA astronaut & FINESSE team member David Saint-Jacques selected as next Canadian to launch to International Space Station

Thursday, July 7th, 2016


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The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has selected David Saint-Jacques as the next Canadian astronaut to fly to the International Space Station (ISS). Saint-Jacques is a member of the SSERVI / FINESSE team and was on the FINESSE expedition to West Clearwater Impact Structure (WCIS) in northern Canada. During the FINESSE expedition, Saint-Jacques assisted with scientific research of the impact site at WCIS and also participated in research to determine optimal training for astronauts to conduct field geology on other worlds.  Saint-Jacques will launch aboard a Soyuz rocket for a six month mission aboard the ISS. For more information on the upcoming mission, visit the CSA website here.

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