Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques is scheduled to take off for the International Space Station on December 3, 2018, from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, at approximately 6:31 a.m. ET (5:31 p.m. local time in Kazakhstan).

As the launch approaches, David and Expedition 58 crewmates Anne McClain and Oleg Kononenkowill be participating in pre-launch activities, including qualification exams, traditional ceremonies and news conferences.  


November 13–14

Qualification exams 

November 15

Crew news conference at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center 

Traditional Red Square visit 

November 19

Crew departure for Baikonur, beginning of quarantine period

December 1 

Soyuz rocket is transported to the launch pad

December 2 

Meeting of the State Commission 

Crew news conference


Video files of some activities will be available on NASA TV. 

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