LONGUEUIL, Que. — Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is ready to return to Earth late Monday as his six-month mission involves an finish.
Talking to reporters at this time from the Worldwide Area Station a closing time earlier than his return, Saint-Jacques says returning to gravity will take some getting used to, however he’s wanting ahead to seeing his spouse and three youngsters.
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Saint-Jacques’ first area mission, with NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, started Dec. three when the trio arrived aboard a Soyuz capsule.
Amongst his highlights in orbit was a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk on April eight — the primary Canadian to stroll in area since David Williams in 2007.
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In Could, he used the station’s Canadarm 2 for a “cosmic catch” of SpaceX Dragon cargo — the primary time the feat was carried out by a Canadian utilizing the Canadian-built expertise aboard the area station.
Saint-Jacques has additionally carried out quite a few science experiments whereas aboard the station.