Space exploration is how we ‘evolve’, says David Saint-Jacques

Space exploration is how we ‘evolve’, says David Saint-Jacques

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques said that space exploration has been one of the things humanity has worked towards to in order to “evolve.”Sain

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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques said that space exploration has been one of the things humanity has worked towards to in order to “evolve.”Saint-Jacques said that while the priority of humanity has always been things like education, healthcare and the economy, the small fraction of the resources that have been put into advancing bold ideas have helped humankind progress in ways thought unimaginable.Story continues below

READ MORE: David Saint-Jacques gets hero’s welcome in return to space agency headquarters“That’s how we get out of the caves, invented writing, invented, you know, horse-riding initially, dared to go through the desert, dared to climb mountains, dared to go in the sea, dared to invent all the beauty that we have around us now,” said Saint-Jacques during an interview with Global National reporter Mike Armstrong.“So civilization is the result of that little extra. And every generation can do a little extra for humanity’s culture and civilization, knowledge and advancement.”WATCH: Saint-Jacques jokes astronauts are ‘guinea pigs’ on returning to earth

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