October 15th: Canadian Space Agency’s Biography of Julie Payette
This link was a biography by the Canadian Space Agency, and had information about Julie Payette’s whole life, split up into clearly named categories. It didn’t go into detail, but it is a great place to look for a rough idea of Julie Payette’s life.
October 20th: Wikipedia – Julie Payette
This is Wikipedia’s page about Julie Payette. Since it’s Wikipedia, it isn’t the most credible source, but it has a lot of in depth information about Julie Payette, that can be confirmed by other resources.
November 5th: Government’s Biography of Julie Payette
This is a very credible source, and another Biography of Julie Payette, focusing more on her journey to become the Governor General, and less on her journey to become an astronaut. It is not a super in depth biography, but has a lot of great information.
November 7th: The Globe and Mail – Interview of Julie Payette’s Family
This website doesn’t have much factual information, but is an interview of Julie Payette’s family, so tells you a bit about their personalities, and the feel of Julie Payette’s life. The interview is about the first time Julie Payette went to space.
October 25th: Julie Payette on Supporting Women in Physics
This is an interview of Julie Payette, with her talking about supporting women in physics. It shows Julie Payette’s feministic side, and she shares advice aimed at young people considering careers in physics.
October 25th: Julie Payette Speech at Austrian Ball
This is another one of Julie Payette’s speeches, which shows more about Julie Payette’s personality and about the message she is trying to convey to people all over the world. The video also shows Julie Payette’s public speaking style.
October 28th: Julie Payette at Walrus Talks
This is an inspirational speech by Julie Payette, in which her theme is that “The Sky Is Not The Limit”. This video also shows Julie Payette’s personality and the message/theme she wants to send people.
October 28th: Julie Payette After Graduation From York University
This is a speech by Julie Payette, after she graduated from York University, in Toronto. This once again, shows Julie Payette’s public speaking style, and more about her personality.
November 5th: Julie Payette’s First Address After Becoming Governor General
This was a very helpful source to me, as one of Julie Payette’s greatest achievements was becoming the Governor General of Canada. The First Address shows how she felt about being named the Governor General, and how she plans to act in her role of Governor General.
November 5th: Julie Payette: Astronaut to Governor General
This is a short video, with a few facts about Julie Payette, that shows her path from being an astronaut to becoming the Governor General of Canada. It is good for a brief summary of a section of Julie Payette’s life.
November 7th: Tour of the Space Station
This video does not have to do with Julie Payette, but is a video of a different astronaut doing a tour of the international space station. She shows how everyday things work in space, and what it’s like to live in space.
November 7th: Julie Payette Interview – Told She Could Not Be An Astronaut
This resource helped me with the idea for my speech. It is an interview with Julie Payette about how she was told she couldn’t be an astronaut or a pilot, and about what her reaction to that was. It shows the contrast between 50 years ago and now.
November 5th: Julie Payette Interview From Space Station
This is an interview Julie Payette did when she was up in the International Space Station. It shows a bit about how the space station works, and Julie Payette talks about what it’s like to be in space.
November 5th: Julie Payette Training For Mission
This video is Julie Payette talking a bit about what it’s like training for a space mission. The video gives an idea of what kind of work goes into training to be an astronaut, and what challenges are involved in the process.
October 11th: The Governor General of Canada. Publisher Not Identified, 1991.
This is a very helpful pamphlet about the jobs of the Governor General and the specific tasks the Governor General is required to do. It explains all of this in a simple way, so that it is easily understandable.
October 11th: Dotto, Lydia. The Astronauts: Canada’s Voyageurs in Space. Stoddart, 1993
I didn’t get a chance to read this entire book, but the part that I read was very informative. It went over the details of the day Julie Payette and her mission partners got the call telling them they had made it onto the STS-96 mission.
October 15th: Melady, John. CANADIANS IN SPACE: the Forever Frontier. READHOWYOUWANT COM LTD, 2017.
This book wasn’t about Julie Payette, but was a great source to get more information about astronauts in general. As well as this, the foreword was written by Julie Payette, and that gave me an idea of her writing style.
October 15th: McWhinney, Edward. The Governor General and the Prime Ministers: the Making and Unmaking of Governments. Ronsdale Press, 2005.
This book wasn’t about Julie Payette, but had information about all of her predecessors in the role of the Governor General, as well as the past Prime Ministers. It gave me an idea of who might be some of Julie Payette’s role models.