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Julie Payette

Julie Payette in Ottawa in 2017
29th Governor General of Canada
Assumed office
October 2, 2017
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by David Johnston
Personal details
Born October 20, 1960 (1960-10-20) (age 60)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Spouse(s) François Brissette (div. 1999)
William Flynn (div. 2015)
Children 1 son (aged 17)
Residence Rideau Hall
Education McGill University (BEng)
University of Toronto (MASc)
Julie Payette
CSA astronaut
Time in space 25 days 11 h 57 min
Selection 1992 CSA Group
Missions STS-96, STS-127
Mission insignia Sts-96-patch.svg STS-127 patch.png

Julie Payette (born October 20, 1960) is a Canadian businesswoman, former astronaut, engineer, and the 29th and current Governor General of Canada.

Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space. She served as chief astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and has served as capsule communicator at NASA Mission Control Center in Houston.

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