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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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