In May 2016, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques was assigned to an International Space Station flight. He will be a part of Expedition 58/59 and will launch from Kazakhstan in November 2018.

This website will chronicle his journey to space and beyond.

Journalist Elizabeth Howell has been covering the Canadian space program since 2004. She is a regular contributor to many space websites (such as Space.com and Discovery News). She’s seen three space shuttles launched and participated in a simulated Mars mission. You can reach her on Twitter or by e-mail.