By Ronald Quaroni
Canadians have a lot to celebrate as astronaut David Saint-Jacques reached the International Space Station on Monday.
It’s having a big impact on local youth leaders.
“It’s very exciting, it’s been a while since Col. Hadfield and it’s great to have another Canadian up in space,” Richelle Ackerman, the head of the science of department at Carleton Comprehensive said.
“Getting kids motivated becomes a lot easier with news like this. It gives students a real, ‘Oh my gosh there are so many things that I could do if I just set my mind to it and want it bad enough.’”