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Astronaut - Questions and answers with David Saint-Jacques live from space

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Uploaded on March 29, 2019

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Astronaut - Questions and answers with David Saint-Jacques live from space

2019-03-29 - During the We Day Montreal event, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques answers the following question, live from the International Space Station: What is the best thing about being an astronaut?

(Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)

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Text: What is the best thing about being an astronaut? - Katie St. Peter

David Saint-Jacques: The best thing about being an astronaut, I think, is how varied the job is. One day you're flying a rocket – that's amazing. One day you're looking at the planet from space – that's also amazing. But one day you have to repair the toilet. Another day you have to repair a computer. Another day you make an experiment; maybe you'll make a discovery. Another day you're just moving things around, or you're cleaning, or… you have to do everything up here. You really become a bit of a jack of all trades, as we say. You even have to do some communications like I do now and teach to people the beauty of my experience. So I really like the variety of the experience.

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