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Julie Payette

Julie Payette, OC, CQ is a Canadian engineer and a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut. She has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space. She serves as Chief Astronaut for the CSA, and has served in other roles for both NASA and CSA, such as CAPCOM for the STS-121 mission.


  • She completed elementary and secondary schools in Montreal.

Major achievements

  • Time in space 25d 11h 58m.


  • Fellow Can. Academy Engineering;member Amies d'Affaires Montreal

  • I' Ordre Ing+?nieurs Quebec.


  • Ex-husband: François Brissette - engineer
  • Husband: Billie Flynn - officer
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Born October 20, 1963
(age 52)
  • 1986
    McGill University
  • 1990
    University of Toronto
  • 1986 - 1988
    Systems engineer, International Business Machines Corporation Canada
  • 1988 - 1990
    research assistant, University Toronto
  • 1991
    visiting scientist, International Business Machines Corporation Research Laboratory
    Zurich, Switzerland, Switzerland
  • 1992
    astronaut. engineer, Canada Space Agency
  • 1992
    research engineer, Bell-Northern Research/Nortel
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Quebec, Canada
  • 1992
    technical advisor, Mobile Servicing System
  • 1998
    crew liaison officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Russia, Ohio, United States
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  • Career
    • Can. Space Agency
      • Location
      • Start date
      • Finish date
    • IBM Research Laboratory
      • Finish date
    • Bell-Northern Rsch./Nortel
      • Finish date
    • Can. Space Agency
    • NASA
      • Finish date
    • Mobile Servicing System
  • Major Achievements
    • Time in space 25d 11h 58m.
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