29th Governor General of Canada, former CSA Astronaut
|29th Governor General of Canada|
|Assumed office |
October 2, 2017
|Prime Minister||Justin Trudeau|
|Preceded by||David Johnston|
|Born||October 20, 1963|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Spouse(s)||François Brissette (div. 1999)|
William Flynn (div. 2015)
|Children||1 son (aged 16)|
|Education||McGill University (BEng)|
University of Toronto (MASc)
Time in space
|25 days 11 h 57 min|
|Selection||1992 CSA Group|
Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space. She served as chief astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and has served as capsule communicator at NASA Mission Control Center in Houston.
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