We recently had the pleasure & privilege to work for the CSA (Canadian Space Agency), in collaboration with the National Film Board, to capture images of astronaut - David St-Jacques, during the completion of his training, on maneuvering the Canada Arm. We were fortunate enough to have access to several restricted areas, including the MMLC, the MOTS, the ground control station and various training facilities. Even though it was a fast-paced session, it was a great day to be had by all.
Personal Data: Born on January 6, 1970, in Quebec City, Canada, and raised in Saint-Lambert near Montreal, Canada. He is married and has two children. He is a lifelong mountaineer, cyclist, skier and passionate sailor. He also holds a commercial pilot license. Saint-Jacques is fluent in English and French and has basic knowledge of Russian, Spanish and Japanese.
Education: Saint-Jacques earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Engineering Physics from École polytechnique de Montréal, Canada (1993). He earned a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Cambridge University, UK (1998), where his studies included theoretical work on astronomical observation and design, fabrication and commissioning of instruments for the Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope and for the William Herschel Telescope in the Canary Islands. He earned his M.D. from Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada (2005), and completed his family medicine residency at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2007), where his training focused on first-line, isolated medical practice.
We wish him all the best, and hope he fulfills his dream of going up in space.