In five short days, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be heading home to Earth. But before he does, he will have his final press briefing from the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. EST.
Saint-Jacques blasted off to the ISS on Dec. 3, 2018, for his first mission. And he had a lot of memorable firsts: he conducted his first spacewalk on April 8 and used Canadarm2 for the first time to capture a SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle in May.
On Tuesday, the Canadian Space Agency tweeted a video of Saint-Jacques explaining what he was packing ahead of his return to Earth.
CSA astronaut <a href=”https://twitter.com/Astro_DavidS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@Astro_DavidS</a> is getting ready to return to <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Earth?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Earth</a>, and has already started packing. Here’s a peak at what’s in his luggage. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/DareToExplore?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#DareToExplore</a><br><br>Video: CSA/NASA <a href=”https://t.co/2n5xBc9n0f”>pic.twitter.com/2n5xBc9n0f</a>
While aboard the ISS, Saint-Jacques has conducted several experiments and spoken with children across Canada.
Saint-Jacques is scheduled to undock from the space station at 7 p.m. on June 24. Deorbit of the Soyuz capsule is expected at 9:55 p.m. and landing is expected at 10:48 p.m. in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
Canada’s next astronaut will be Jeremy Hansen who is to head to space sometime in the coming years.