SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition

September 24-26, 2013

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Palais des congrés de Montréal
Julie Payette Julie Payette
Canadian Astronaut
Director of the Montreal Science Center

Presentation title: Space Exploration by Humans: Only the Beginning

Born in Montréal, Julie Payette joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1996 and flew two space missions aboard space shuttles Discovery and Endeavour. She is the first Canadian astronaut to participate in a mission to construct the International Space Station.

In January 2011, Ms. Payette accepted a fellowship in public policy at the prestigious Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. In October of the same year, she was named Québec's Scientific Delegate to promote collaboration and linkages between science and technology institutions in the United States and in Québec. Since July 2013, she is the Director of the Montreal Science Center.

Ms. Payette is Knight of the National Order of Québec and an Officer of the Order of Canada.