Julie Payette is the current Governor General of Canada, the 29th since Canadian Confederation. She is also a Canadian businesswoman, former astronaut, and engineer. Payette has completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127, logging more than 25 days in space. She served as chief astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency, and has served as capsule communicator at NASA Mission Control Center in Houston.
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Oct 20, 1963, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
François Brissette, (until 1999), William Flynn, (until 2015)
McGill University (B.E.), University of Toronto (M.A.Sc)