Payette hopes to return to International Space Station - Metro US

Payette hopes to return to International Space Station

LONGUEUIL, Que. – Canada’s Julie Payette says she hopes she’ll get another chance to visit the International Space Station.

Payette says unless she’s done a very poor job on the current flight there is a chance she will be back.

Payette, fellow Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk and 11 other astronauts currently at the space station answered questions from reporters around the world, including Canada, in a satellite hookup.

Thirsk has already spent seven weeks circling the Earth and performing a number of experiments which include studying the effects of weightlessness.

He is spending six months on the giant orbiting space lab and is expected to return in November.

Payette and her fellow astronauts have one more major task to perform before they return to Earth on Friday. Monday’s spacewalk will be the fifth of the Endeavour mission.

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