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: Ms. Payette has impressive credentials.
: She'll do her country proud.
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: From The Royal Family on Facebook:
: Today The Queen received Madame Julie
: Payette, Governor-General designate of
: Canada, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
: Payette is an astronaut, engineer,
: scientific broadcaster and corporate
: director. During her time as an astronaut,
: Payette completed two spaceflights, STS-96
: and STS-127 and logged more than 25 days in
: She also served for many years as CAPCOM
: (Capsule Communicator) at NASA Mission
: Control Center in Houston, Texas, and was
: Chief Astronaut for the Canadian Space
: Payette has become well respected for her
: work in developing policies to promote
: science and technology. From 2011 to 2013,
: she worked as a scholar at the Woodrow
: Wilson International Center for Scholars in
: Washington, D.C., and was appointed
: scientific authority for Quebec in the
: United States.
: Ms. Payette can also converse in six
: languages, holds a commercial pilot license
: and has 27 honorary doctorates. She is a
: Knight of the Ordre national du Québec and
: an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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