David Saint-Jacques – 10 Years of Preparation for a Six Month Mission on the International Space Station

David Saint-Jacques with his Expedition 58 crewmates as the Soyuz MS-09 rocket is rolled out to the launch pad ahead of its launch with the Expedition 56 crew for which Saint-Jacques and his crew are the backup. Credit: SpaceQ/Elizabeth Howell.

The Canadian Space Agency has released a short video of the 10 years of preparation by astronaut David Saint-Jacques for his six month mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

That mission is scheduled to start with a launch on a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018 at 6:31 am ET.

Saint-Jacques isn’t just a passenger on the six hour flight to the ISS, he has a critical role to play as the flight co-pilot.

You can watch the launch live on SpaceQ.


Credits: Canadian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, NASA, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Trio Orange.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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