Canadian astronaut takes smoked salmon to space

Published on
December 14, 2018

Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques recently took smoked salmon to space with him for his latest six-month expedition. 

The Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada-based native packed Fumoir Monsieur Émile smoked salmon for a six-month stint at the International Space Station, which began in early December.

“Not only is David Saint-Jacques a salmon lover of Fumoir Monsieur Émile, but he put a package in his suitcases before leaving Earth,” the Percé, Quebec-based smoked salmon supplier posted on its Facebook page.

Founded in 2006 by Cathy Poirier and Alain Methot, the smokehouse utilizes a traditional, unique recipe. 

“Years and experience have improved and perfected the quality of our products, and…these efforts have resulted in a recipe and taste that cannot be replicated by modern smoking techniques,” the company said on its website.

Thanks to Saint-Jacques’ background as both a commercial pilot and family doctor, “he met a nurse from Percé, who had introduced him to our salmon. Since then, he often asks for more,” Poirier told the Journal de Montreal.

Photo courtesy of the Canadian Space Agency

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