David Saint-Jacques Holds His Last On-Orbit Media Event and Creative Writers Contest Winners Announced

Creative writers contest winners. Credit: Canadian Space Agency.

Two days from now David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth after more than six months in space and setting a Canadian record for the longest duration mission. On June 19 he participated in his last on-orbit media event.

Apollo 11 50th anniversary $25 fine sliver coin
Apollo 11 50th anniversary $25 fine sliver coin. Credit: Canadian Space Agency/Royal Canadian Mint.

The event at Canadian Space Agency (CSA) headquarters had more than one theme though. On hand were the winners of the CSA Creative Writers contest along with Michael Groves of the Royal Canadian Mint who provided the first glimpse of an Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative $25 fine silver coin. The coin was handed out to each of the writing contest winners though if you want to buy one you’ll have to wait a while longer as it’s not for sale yet.

The Creative Writers contest was looking for “an out-of-this-world space-themed children’s story” according to the CSA. Six winners were selected from three age groups. The contest winners were;

9-12 age category

13-15 age category

16+ age category

Watch the event as the Creative Writers contest winners are presented and David Saint-Jacques answers media questions.


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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