Key dates

Here is an overview of the key dates.

Date Step
June 17, 2016 Launch of the call for applications.
August 15, 2016 End of the call for applications.
August 16, 2016 Preselection of applicants who meet the basic requirements.
August 24, 2016 Invitation to the Public Service Entrance Exam.
August 24 to 30, 2016 Online Public Service Entrance Exam.
Confidential Preliminary medical tests.
Confidential Additional tests and medical examinations; security clearance.
Confidential Final interview and medical examinations.
Summer 2017 Selection and announcement of the new Canadian astronauts.
August 2017 Relocation of the astronaut candidates to Houston, Texas, before NASA's basic training begins.
August 2017 Beginning of the astronaut candidates' basic training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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