2017 astronaut selection process

Two astronaut candidates taking part in a fire simulation during the 2009 astronaut recruitment campaign.

Commitment required from candidates, key dates, profiles of the selected candidates, data on the recruitment campaign, photos and videos.

2017 Astronaut recruitment campaign

The deadline for applications has passed.

Find out who's in the running to be the next Canadian astronaut!

Go to the astronauts page for news on the selection process!

Commitment required from candidates

Time and travel requirements for the astronaut candidates.

Key dates

An overview of the key dates in the selection process.

Who are the astronaut candidates?

Profiles of the people who are still in the running in the selection process.

Data on the recruitment campaign

Infographics showing the latest data on Canada’s astronaut recruitment campaign.


Photos of the candidates during the various tests, interviews and exams that are part of the selection process.