Astronauts are modern-day explorers. They courageously travel beyond the Earth to help discover new scientific knowledge. Their courage and determination are an inspiration to many. Their unique experience helps advance scientific research and technology development.
What exactly do Canadian astronauts do?
Canada's active astronauts support space missions in progress and prepare for a future mission by taking extensive training. They mainly work at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. However, they return to Canada periodically to participate in various activities and encourage young Canadians to pursue their education in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Learn more about the job.
About the recruitment campaign
- Statistics on applications for 2016 Canada's astronaut recruitment campaign.
- Here is an overview of opened applications from June 17 to July 6, 2016.
- Canadian Space Agency - Astronauts Wanted: The Canadian Space Agency is Recruiting Astronauts for Future Space Missions
- Canadian Space Agency - Announcement on the future of the Canadian astronaut program
Meet our active astronauts
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