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Former astronaut named Canada's governor general
Posted: Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)
Former Canadian astronaut Julie Payette will be the country's next governor general. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced July 13 that Payette will take the position, serving as Queen Elizabeth's official representative in Canada. Payette, an engineer and pilot, was selected in 1992 by the Canadian Space Agency as flew on two shuttle missions in 1999 and 2009.
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