Astronauts

Astronaute dans l'espace

Recruitment campaign

Do you think you have what it takes to become an astronaut? The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is looking for star candidates to be part of the next generation of space explorers.

Dates: June 17 to August 15, 2016

Objective: Recruit two new Canadian astronauts.

How to become an astronaut

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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 are based at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Their work involves supporting space missions in progress and preparing for a future mission by taking extensive training. 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).

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Images

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Two astronaut candidates taking part in a fire rescue exercise.

Two astronaut candidates taking part in a fire rescue exercise.

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Survival Systems Limited’s helicopter crash simulator

Survival Systems Limited's helicopter crash simulator

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The candidates participate in a running test.

The candidates participate in a running test.

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David Saint-Jacques fixing a leak during a pipe repair exercise.

David Saint-Jacques fixing a leak during a pipe repair exercise.

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Jameel Janjua getting ready to undergo a MRI test

Jameel Janjua getting ready to undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test.

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