Uploaded on January 31, 2019
Career - Questions and answers with David Saint-Jacques live from space2019-01-30 - During a videoconference with Ottawa students hosted by the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques answers the following question, live from the International Space Station:
“I want to work in the space field but I don’t want to go to space. What else can I do?”
(Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)
Jonah Hammer-Wilson: I want to work in the space field but I don’t want to go to space. What else can I do?”
The space sector is a hugely interesting field. Astronauts, you see me in space but that is a tiny part of my career. I spent 10 years working in Mission Control Center and in training before that as a support for other crewmembers. It is amazing the enthusiasm and intelligence that is buzzing around the space sector – it’s an incredible field to work in. As an engineer, as a scientist, as a mathematician, as a planner, as a manager – there are so many ways to work in the space sector, and it is a booming sector of our economy with huge promises, so I think it’s a good choice.
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