In our Aug/Sept issue, Rob Erdos muses on float flying and we discuss night aerial firefighting. Plus: Air Canada in the pandemic, KF Aerospace at 50 and Canadians in the Battle of Britain.
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, was at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) headquarters to welcome Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques during his first visit since returning to Earth.
From Dec. 3, 2018, to June 24, 2019, David Saint-Jacques lived and worked on board the International Space Station (ISS). At 204 days, his mission was the longest conducted by a Canadian astronaut to date. While in space, David became the fourth CSA astronaut to perform a spacewalk and the first to use Canadarm2 to catch a visiting spacecraft. Together, he and his crewmates dedicated a record amount of time to science on the ISS.
“Today, I am happy to welcome one of our space explorers back to Canada. David showed the resourcefulness, intelligence, courage and determination that make him such a great role model to our youth. His record-setting accomplishments in space demonstrate why our new space strategy is an investment in our future and youth,” said Bains.