Latest Julie Payette Stories

2009-09-03 11:23:33

The founder of Canada's Cirque du Soleil announced he'll host a two-hour show from the International Space Station next month. Guy Laliberte, 50, made the announcement in Star City, Russia, where he is in training to become Canada's first space tourist in a Sept. 30 launch, The (Montreal) Gazette reported Thursday. The Quebec billionaire reportedly paid $35 million to be on the mission. Laliberte said the Oct. 9 show would focus on climate change and water conservation and include live...

2009-06-12 10:45:00

The International Space Station is about to house more astronauts than ever before. For the first time in its history, the orbiting outpost will temporarily become home to 13 astronauts upon the arrival of space shuttle Endeavour's seven-member crew. Endeavour is set to launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Saturday at 7:17 am EDT (1117 GMT). "We're in really good shape to fly," said Mike Moses, chairman of the mission management team on Thursday. The Endeavour crew is expected to complete...

2009-05-13 14:55:00

Two new Canadian astronauts are to begin human spaceflight training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Canadian Space Agency said Wednesday. Jeremy Hansen of Ailsa Craig, Ontario, near London, Ontario, and David St.-Jacques of Quebec City, Quebec, will train for a year to work at the International Space Station. Once training is completed, they will be assigned to a U.S. or Russian mission to the space station in low Earth orbit. The U.S. mission could be on the new Orion...

Word of the Day
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".