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What we can learn from astronauts about how to deal with isolation

Having spent 204 days orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station and several years in training to become an astronaut, David Saint-Jacques knows a thing or two about isolation, social distancing and being cooped up in a tiny space »

International, Society

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth

It seems all so normal these many years later. Back in the summer of 1969, it was anything but. Space travel drew a lot of headlines back then. Now, not so much. You might have missed it, but the 50th »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian astronaut gives final press briefing before returning to Earth

After spending more than six months in space, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth on Monday, June 24. As he is getting ready to leave, Saint-Jacques gave a final press briefing on Wednesday morning on the International Space »

Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian astronaut catches SpaceX capsule using Canadarm

A SpaceX shipment sent Saturday to the International Space Station was intercepted on Monday morning by Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques using the Canadian-built Canadarm 2 robotic arm. It was David Saint-Jacques’ very first “space catch”. The astronaut had, however, assisted his »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada joins NASA in Lunar Gateway project

It’s been the subject of song, the source of dreams and–once upon a time–the destination of a concerted–and competitive–race to get a man to land on it. Then, for many reasons, the moon fell out of favour. Now, it appears »

Internet, Science & Technology

David Saint-Jacques to be next Canadian astronaut in space

Almost seven years after he joined Canada’s astronaut program, David Saint-Jacques finally got his ticket to space today. The 46-year-old engineer, astrophysicist and medical doctor from Quebec City, has been booked on a Russian Soyuz rocket that blasts off for »

Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian science experiments headed for space

When the Orbital Sciences Cygnus resupply craft sets off from Cape Canaveral on its way to the International Space Station shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, it will carry in its cargo two Canadian science experiments. And Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques »