Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell
Is SpaceQ's Associate Editor as well as a business and science reporter, researcher and consultant. She recently received her Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota and is communications Instructor instructor at Algonquin College.

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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