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Julie Payette

Julie Payette

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 10/20/1963
  • First Flight: 05/27/1999
  • Last Flight: 07/15/2009


Julie Payette, a Canadian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Canadian Space Agency, embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Julie Payette CC CMM COM CQ CD (born October 20, 1963) is the current Governor General of Canada, the 29th since Canadian Confederation. Before assuming office, she was a businesswoman, former member of the Canadian Astronaut Corps, and engineer. 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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