Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques talks from orbit
Jan. 10, 2019
Global Korean Post
The University of Saskatchewan’s student-run event Spectrum 2019 opened this morning with a special appearance from Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques – from space!
More than 300 participants, including 200 grade 6–9 students from schools across Saskatchewan, had the unique opportunity to interact with Saint-Jacques, who is living and working aboard the International Space Station until June 2019.
Veteran Canadian astronaut and Saskatoon native Dr. Dave Williams was also present for the event.
He talked about his own space flight experience and the incredible power of space to inspire and engage the next generation of explorers.
Participants listened attentively as Williams and Saint-Jacques exchanged stories about living in orbit.
A group of high school students then had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask questions to astronaut David Saint-Jacques in space.
“Several years ago, driven by curiosity and a passion for science and technology, I studied engineering to understand how things worked. I now have the humbling privilege to live this extraordinary adventure. It is the most incredible opportunity to keep learning and to gain a new and rare perspective on our planet, our universe and humanity.” said David Saint-Jacques, CSA astronaut.