Astronaut David Saint-Jacques is set to fly to the International Space Station for his first mission on December 20th, 2018. During this time, he will conduct several scientific experiments, robotic tasks and test new technologies.
He recently visited two CASC members: The Ontario Science Centre (OSC) and the Montreal Science Centre. In Toronto, he took part in OCS’s Conversation with an Astronaut talk, speaking about his childhood dreams and how he’s prepared himself for the 6-month mission into space. In Montreal, Saint-Jacques helped open the science centre’s new moon rock exhibit, where visitors are able to touch a 3.8-billion-year old lunar sample that was collected during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.
David Saint-Jacques captivated audiences at both science centres, inspiring youths and other visitors to think about the future of STEM research in space.