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(Matt Stroshane/2009 Getty Images)
(Matt Stroshane/2009 Getty Images)

Julie Payette on advancing the knowledge of humankind Add to ...

Julie Payette, born in Montreal, flew on two shuttle missions. Her second flight, on Endeavour from July 15 to 31, 2009, marked the last time a Canadian astronaut would ride on a shuttle. She believes the shuttle's legacy will be "fundamentally tied" to the construction of the International Space Station - a rare example of many countries working together "to advance knowledge for all human beings."

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In this video, Ms. Payette says the construction of the space station is a good model of international co-operation and "we should apply it in more places."

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