Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques training in Moscow

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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques says he is trying to mentally prepare for his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station as he trains in Moscow. The mission launches on Dec. 20.

For Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, it’s all about preparation as he continues his training four months before he blasts off into space.

Saint-Jacques, 48, is currently in Moscow along with U.S. astronaut Anne McClain and Russian Oleg Kononenko, who will join him on board a Soyuz aircraft when it launches for the International Space Station from Kazakhstan on Dec. 20.

“The goal is to get to the day of the launch with a clear mind and the confidence you have full possession of your faculties,” he said in an in-person interview with The Canadian Press on Thursday.

 

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