Canada's New Governor General Has Fucking Been To Space

  • Canada's New Governor General Has Fucking Been To Space

Canada's New Governor General Has Fucking Been To Space

Julie Payette, Canada's next governor general, has an interesting link to Sooke.

Payette had received many distinctions and 27 honorary doctorates.

She's logged more than 611 hours on two journeys to space On May 27th, 1999, Payette blasted into space for the first time on Space Shuttle Discovery as mission specialist, where she supervised the space walk and operated the Canadarm, a robotic arm that established Canada's reputation as a leader in space tech innovation.

Payette was officially named Canada's next governor general on Thursday.

Payette said the appointment was a second chance to serve Canada. Later, Kumar became the group's training officer.

Payette said she was still thinking about how she'll handle the role.

Payette was chosen for the Canadian space program in 1992, one of four successful applicants from among 5,330 candidates. A holder of degrees in engineering and in applied sciences, she has sung with worldwide orchestras, plays the piano and speaks six languages.

Payette will be the fourth woman to be the governor general.

"I am certain that she will fulfil this role with intelligence, grace and energy, and that she will bring qualities of curiosity, courage and compassion to her mandate", Johnston said in a statement from Beijing, where he is now on an official visit. "I think that's where there will be a good opportunity for her to elevate that office right across the country", Robert Finch said.

"Once she settles in, she'll do great". She worked on an advanced robotics system for Canada and was contributing to the International Space Station before preparing for space, a process that involved getting her pilot's license, military captaincy and deep-sea diver certification.