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|29th Governor General of Canada|
October 2, 2017 – January 21, 2021
|Prime Minister||Justin Trudeau|
|Preceded by||David Johnston|
|Succeeded by||Mary Simon|
|Born||October 20, 1963|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Spouse(s)||François Brissette (div. 1999)|
William Flynn (div. 2015)
|Children||1 son (aged 18)|
|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.
References[change | change source]
- Rakobowchuk, Peter (June 13, 2009). "Astronaut's family has nerves of steel". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
- "Governor General: Ms. Julie Payette, Governor General". gg.ca. Governor General of Canada. July 13, 2017.
- "Former astronaut Julie Payette to be Canada's next governor general". CBC News. July 12, 2017. Archived from the original on July 12, 2017.
- Scotti, Monique (July 13, 2017). "Julie Payette: Meet Canada's next governor general". Global News. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- Payette stepping down as governor general after blistering report on Rideau Hall work environment
- Payette is the one resigning — but Justin Trudeau has to wear it