WATCH: How an astronaut prepares for six months in space

2018-09-08 09:14

WATCH: Record-breaking woman astronaut back on Earth

2017-09-04 12:20

Peggy Whitson, 57, the oldest female astronaut in the history of space exploration, is back on Earth after spending a whopping 288 consecutive days in the ISS. Watch. WATCH

On 20 December 2018 Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and his crew blast off on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

After a year of theory training at Star City in Moscow and another year practising in the simulator, he has the technical knowledge of the Soyuz rocket that will carry them into space.

The mental preparation of being away from home and family for such a long period is his focus as the time draws near.

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