Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell
Canadian space and science reporter, researcher and consultant. I also am pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of North Dakota.

Astronaut Jeremy Hansen could pilot a commercial crew spacecraft on his first mission

Colonel Jeremy Hansen served as a CF-18 fighter pilot before joining the Canadian Space Agency

BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN – These days, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is getting the lion’s share of human spaceflight attention in Canada. He made two appearances at the rollout of the Expedition 56/57 Soyuz rocket on June 4, talking about how his training for this backup crew will help him prepare for his own mission in December. “It’s a couple of theory exams that carry forward,” Saint-Jacques …

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Astronaut Saint-Jacques takes final steps towards journey to spaceflight

His Expedition 56 backup duties completed, David Saint-Jacques watches the launch of his friends

BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN – As the world’s attention was focused on the Expedition 56/57 crew launch here Wednesday, David Saint-Jacques worked quietly to make sure that his crewmates were prepared for their journey to the International Space Station. Among his duties was holding a video camera during suit-up, to document the activities as the crew was sealed in their spacesuits.

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The 50th Anniversary of the Black Brant Rocket – In the Archives

Black Brant 1960

With the launch this week of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy and the discussion in the media about Canada’s lack of launch capability, we thought we would publish a couple of articles from the Space Quarterly print magazine archives that have never been published online. This second article was published in September 2012 and is written by journalist Elizabeth Howell.

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