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David Saint-Jacques goes well after returning to Earth, says Canadian Space Agency



MONTREAL – The Canadian Space Agency said astronaut David Saint-Jacques is doing well as he continues his long journey home after six months of work aboard the International Space Station.

The 49-year-old Quebec native boarded a NASA plane overnight and is expected to arrive in Houston today after a brief stopover in Scotland.

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The agency says Saint-Jacques is in good health, despite presenting with typical symptoms of escape, including nausea. He was able to talk to his wife and parents after the landing.

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Saint-Jacques, along with NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, returned to Earth on Monday night aboard a Soyuz capsule that landed in Kazakhstan.

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During a mission that began in December, Saint-Jacques participated in a six-and-a-half-hour space walk and set a record for a Canadian's longest space flight in 204 days.

His next few weeks will be spent recovering from the physical challenges of flight, which may include blood circulation problems, muscle aches, and difficulty walking after months of no gravity.


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