David Saint-Jacques: Flown astronaut now working four space projects

Expedition 59 Flight Engineer David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency prepares the free-flying Astrobee robotic assistant for a mobility test inside the Kibo laboratory module. Astrobee consists of three self-contained, free flying robots and a docking station inside the International Space Station. Credit: NASA.

David Saint-Jacques is a medical doctor, engineer and astrophysicist who is Canada's only flown current astronaut. He spent more than six months in space during the Expedition 58-59 mission during 2018-19, returning to Earth only months before the coronavirus pandemic erupted.

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About 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.