David Saint-Jacques

David Saint-Jacques

David Saint-Jacques OQ FRCGS (in Quebec[davɪd sẽɪ̯̃nʒã(ŋ)k̚]French pronunciation: ​[david sɛ̃ʒak]; born January 6, 1970)[2] is a Canadian astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He is also an astrophysicistengineer, and a physician.

In December 2018, he launched to the International Space Station, as Flight Engineer on Expeditions 5758 and 59; he returned to Earth on June 25, 2019.

Saint-Jacques was selected in May 2009 by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as one of two CSA astronaut positions, after a long process selection attended by 5,351 candidates, and moved to Houston to be one of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class.[3][4] He then graduated from Astronaut Candidate Training that included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station systemsextravehicular activity (EVA), roboticsphysiological trainingT-38flight trainingRussian language and water and wilderness survival training. Since graduation, he has been assigned to the Robotics Branch of the Astronaut Office.[3]

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