Who are the astronaut candidates?

Astronauts are modern-day explorers. They courageously travel beyond the Earth to help acquire new scientific knowledge. Their courage and determination are an inspiration to many.

Despite their unique journeys, astronauts have a few things in common: an academic background in science or technology, excellent health, and outstanding qualities and skills.

The candidates participating in the astronaut selection process also share these attributes. You can read their remarkable profiles here. Visit this page regularly to see how the selection process is going!

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Top 72 candidates
Photo Name, First name Where were you born? Where do you currently live? Education Current job
Matthew Bamsey
Profile of Matthew Bamsey
Bamsey, Matthew Burlington, Ontario, Canada Bremen, Germany
  • Bachelor's, aerospace engineering – Carleton University
  • Master's, bioastronautics – University of Colorado
  • Ph.D., environmental biology – University of Guelph
Chief systems engineer, EDEN ISS Project, German Aerospace Center
Vincent Beaudry
Profile of Vincent Beaudry
Beaudry, Vincent Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada L'Île-Bizard, Quebec, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – McGill University
Software Development Manager, CAE Inc.
Julie Bellerose
Profile of Julie Bellerose
Bellerose, Julie Montreal, Quebec, Canada Pasadena, California, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Master's, science and engineering – University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of Michigan
Navigation engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Kim Binsted
Profile of Kim Binsted
Binsted, Kim Newton, New Jersey, USA Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
  • Bachelor's, physics – McGill University
  • Master's, planetary geology – University of Hawaii
  • Ph.D., artificial intelligence – University of Edinburgh
Professor, Information and Computer Sciences Department, University of Hawaii / Principal investigator, HI-SEAS Project
Scott Bishop
Profile of Scott Bishop
Bishop, Scott Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Bachelor's, kinesiology – Dalhousie University
  • Master's, mechanical engineering – Dalhousie University
  • Ph.D. candidate, aerospace engineering – Carleton University
Ph.D. student, research assistant, and university instructor
François Cloutier
Profile of François Cloutier
Cloutier, François South Shore of Montreal, Quebec, Canada Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
  • Doctorate, medicine – Sherbrooke University
  • Specialist in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery (FRCSC) – Laval University
  • Fellowship, otology & neurotology – Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Doctor specializing in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery
Alexandre Cooper-Roy
Profile of Alexandre Cooper-Roy
Cooper-Roy, Alexandre Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Pasadena, California, USA
  • Bachelor's, engineering physics – École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Bachelor's and master's, physics – École Polytechnique de France
  • Master's, nuclear engineering and management – University of Tokyo
  • Ph.D., nuclear science and engineering – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral researcher in atomic physics, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Jay Thomas Cullen
Profile of Jay Thomas Cullen
Cullen, Jay Thomas Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bachelor's, biology – McGill University
  • Ph.D., chemical oceanography – Rutgers University
Professor of Chemical Oceanography, University of Victoria
Alex DeLorey
Profile of Alex DeLorey
DeLorey, Alex Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Milton, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of New Brunswick
Project Manager for the Components and Feeder Design, Bruce Major Component Replacement Project
Priyanka Dhopade
Profile of Priyanka Dhopade
Dhopade, Priyanka Mumbai, India Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor's, aerospace engineering – Ryerson University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – Monash University
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of New South Wales Canberra
Researcher and lecturer in engineering science, Oxford University, Osney Thermo-Fluids Laboratory
Brendan Craig Dickson
Profile of Brendan Craig Dickson
Dickson, Brendan Craig Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, biology and microbiology/immunology – Dalhousie University
  • Bachelor's, psychology – Dalhousie University
  • Master's, experimental pathology – Dalhousie University
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Toronto
  • Residency, anatomic pathology – University of Toronto
  • Fellowship, soft tissue and bone pathology – University of Pennsylvania
Clinician-Scientist
Marc Evans
Profile of Marc Evans
Evans, Marc Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Ottawa
  • Master's, engineering management – University of Alberta
Program manager / product line manager for bomb disposal robots, Med-Eng
Jesse Koovik Eyer
Profile of Jesse Koovik Eyer
Eyer, Jesse Koovik Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada Berlin, Germany
  • Bachelor's, physics – University of Victoria
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of Toronto
Space Systems Engineer, Planet Labs
Richard Federley
Profile of Richard Federley
Federley, Richard Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bachelor's, biology (minor in chemistry) – Lake Superior State University
  • Ph.D., chemistry – Wayne State University
Chemistry Instructor, University of British Columbia
Francis James Frenzel
Profile of Francis James Frenzel
Frenzel, Francis James Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Petersburg, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, physics & English language and literature – Western University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – University of Toronto
Pilot-in-training, Royal Canadian Air Force
Vanessa Fulford
Profile of Vanessa Fulford
Fulford, Vanessa Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, space science – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, flight test and evaluation – National Test Pilot School
Flight Test Engineer, Royal Canadian Air Force, Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment
Cordell Grant
Profile of Cordell Grant
Grant, Cordell Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, science – Cape Breton University
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – Dalhousie University
  • Master's, applied science – University of Toronto's Institute for Aerospace Studies
Chief Operating Officer, Sinclair Interplanetary
Margriet Greidanus
Profile of Margriet Greidanus
Greidanus, Margriet High River, Alberta, Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, chemistry – The King's University
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Calgary
  • Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada – Queen's University
  • Emergency medicine – Queen's University
  • Postgraduate diploma, clinical education – University of Edinburgh
Emergency Physician and Trauma Specialist, Foothills Medical Centre
Tim Haltigin
Profile of Tim Haltigin
Haltigin, Tim Toronto, Ontario, Canada Saint-Constant, Quebec, Canada
  • Bachelor's, environmental geography – Concordia University
  • Master's, fluvial geomorphology – McGill University
  • Ph.D., periglacial geomorphology & comparative planetology – McGill University
Senior Mission Scientist for Planetary Exploration, Canadian Space Agency
Francis Hane
Profile of Francis Hane
Hane, Francis Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Ph.D., biophysics – University of Waterloo
Commercial pilot / Post-doctoral fellow, Lakehead University, Department of Chemistry
Allyson Hindle
Profile of Allyson Hindle
Hindle, Allyson Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bachelor's – University of Manitoba
  • Master's – University of Manitoba
  • Ph.D. – Texas A&M University
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Najmus Ibrahim
Profile of Najmus Ibrahim
Ibrahim, Najmus Bangladesh Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, engineering science – University of Toronto
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – University of Toronto
Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) engineer at a Toronto laboratory which focuses on designing satellites
Shane Jacobs
Profile of Shane Jacobs
Jacobs, Shane Brampton, Ontario, Canada Natick, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of Maryland
Soft Goods Design Manager at David Clark Company
John William Jamieson
Profile of John William Jamieson
Jamieson, John William Edmonton, Alberta, Canada St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Bachelor's, geology – University of Alberta
  • Master's, geochemistry – University of Maryland
  • Ph.D., marine geology – University of Ottawa
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Marine Geology, Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Jameel Janjua
Profile of Jameel Janjua
Janjua, Jameel Calgary, Alberta, Canada Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA
  • Bachelor's, chemical and materials engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, aeronautics and astronautics – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Master's, flight test engineering – United States Air Force Test Pilot School
Experimental Test Pilot, Canadian Armed Forces
Logan Jones
Profile of Logan Jones
Jones, Logan Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Miami, Florida, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Alberta
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
  • Ph.D., applied mathematics and industrial systems – Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
Airbus
Audrey Jordan
Profile of Audrey Jordan
Jordan, Audrey Montreal, Quebec, Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Bachelor's, chemistry – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, flight test and evaluation – National Test Pilot School
Strategy Planner, Royal Canadian Air Force
Michael Anthony Jordan
Profile of Michael Anthony Jordan
Jordan, Michael Anthony Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Jupiter, Florida, USA
  • Bachelor's, computer software – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Postgraduate Certificate, flight dynamics – Cranfield University
  • Qualified Test Pilot Certification – Empire Test Pilots' School
Lead DND Test Pilot – CH148 Combined Test Force (CTF)
William Shane Journeay
Profile of William Shane Journeay
Journeay, William Shane Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, human kinetics – University of Ottawa
  • Master's, human thermoregulation and cardiovascular physiology – University of Ottawa
  • Master's, occupational & environmental medicine – Harvard University
  • Doctorate, medicine – Dalhousie University
  • Ph.D., toxicology/nanotechnology – University of Saskatchewan
  • Diploma, space studies – International Space University
Consultant Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thomas Karakolis
Profile of Thomas Karakolis
Karakolis, Thomas Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McMaster University
  • Master's, mechanical engineering – McMaster University
  • Ph.D., kinesiology – University of Waterloo
Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada (Department of National Defence)
Michael Koehle
Profile of Michael Koehle
Koehle, Michael Toronto, Ontario, Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bachelor's, life sciences – Queen's University
  • Master's, physiology – University of Toronto
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., exercise physiology – University of British Columbia
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, environmental physiology – Simon Fraser University
Physician-Scientist and Associate Professor, practising Sport and Exercise Medicine – Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of British Columbia / Director of the Environmental Physiology Laboratory – University of British Columbia
Lesha Kolubinski
Profile of Lesha Kolubinski
Kolubinski, Lesha Guelph, Ontario, Canada Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Bachelor's, aerospace engineering – Ryerson University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – Ryerson University
  • Diploma & commercial multi-engine pilot licence with IFR endorsement – Seneca College's School of Aviation and Flight Technology
Flight test engineer
Erik Kroeker
Profile of Erik Kroeker
Kroeker, Erik Chatham, Ontario, Canada Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical and aerospace engineering – Princeton University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Staff scientist and university lecturer
Joshua Kutryk
Profile of Joshua Kutryk
Kutryk, Joshua Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, aeronautical science (space studies) – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Master's, flight test engineering – Air University
  • Master's, defence studies – Royal Military College of Canada
Officer Commanding, Fighter Operational Test and Evaluation Flight
Crystal LaFlamme
Profile of Crystal LaFlamme
LaFlamme, Crystal Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Perth, Australia
  • Bachelor's – Acadia University
  • Master's – Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Ph.D. – University of New Brunswick
Postdoctoral research fellow (in geology/geochemistry)
Charles-Philippe Lajoie
Profile of Charles-Philippe Lajoie
Lajoie, Charles-Philippe Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Ph.D., physics & astronomy – McMaster University
Astronomical Optics Scientist (Level II)
David Jean-Charles Leblanc
Profile of David Jean-Charles Leblanc
Leblanc, David Jean-Charles St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada Quinte West, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, physics and computer science – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, software engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, flight test engineering – National Flight Test Institute
Royal Canadian Air Force Multi-Engine Qualified Test Pilot, Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment
Elzbieta (Elizabeth) Ledwosinska
Profile of Elzbieta (Elizabeth) Ledwosinska
Ledwosinska, Elzbieta (Elizabeth) Gdynia, Poland Austin, Texas, USA
  • Bachelor's, physics – McGill University
  • Master's, electrical engineering – McGill University
  • Ph.D., electrical engineering – McGill University
Sensors and Foundry Engineer, Silicon Labs
Peter H.U. Lee
Profile of Peter H.U. Lee
Lee, Peter H.U. Germany Dublin, Ohio, USA
  • Bachelor's, neuroscience – Brown University
  • Doctorate, medicine – Brown University
  • Master's, public health – Harvard University
  • Master's, space studies – International Space University
  • Ph.D., pathobiology – Brown University
Assistant professor of surgery, cardiothoracic surgeon and research scientist
Kris Lehnhardt
Profile of Kris Lehnhardt
Lehnhardt, Kris Toronto, Ontario, Canada Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • Bachelor's, bio-medical science – University of Guelph
  • Doctorate, medicine – Western University
  • Residency, emergency medicine – Western University
Attending Physician and Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University
Martha Lenio
Profile of Martha Lenio
Lenio, Martha Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Waterloo
  • Doctorate, photovoltaic engineering – University of New South Wales
Business owner, renewable energy
Jason Leuschen
Profile of Jason Leuschen
Leuschen, Jason Murrayville, British Columbia, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Saskatchewan
Student pilot, Royal Canadian Air Force
François Lewis
Profile of François Lewis
Lewis, François Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada Brossard, Quebec, Canada
  • Ph.D., materials and metallurgical engineering – Laval University
  • Ph.D., process and high-tech engineering – Pierre and Marie Curie University
Project manager, Teledyne DALSA
Laura Lucier
Profile of Laura Lucier
Lucier, Laura Toronto, Ontario, Canada Houston, Texas, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Calgary
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – McGill University
  • Ph.D., mechanical engineering (in progress) – University of Calgary
Robotics flight controller, NASA's Flight Operations Directorate
Olathe MacIntyre
Profile of Olathe MacIntyre
MacIntyre, Olathe Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, biology – Dalhousie University
  • Master's, space science – International Space University
  • Ph.D., environmental sciences – University of Guelph
Staff Scientist, Space Place and Planetarium at Science North, Sudbury, Ontario
Catherine Marchetti
Profile of Catherine Marchetti
Marchetti, Catherine Montreal, Quebec, Canada Kanata, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, space sciences – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, defence studies – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, atmospheric physics – University of Toronto
Aerospace engineering officer, Canadian Armed Forces
Zen Mariani
Profile of Zen Mariani
Mariani, Zen Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, science – Western University
  • Master's, physics – University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., physics – University of Toronto
Research Scientist, Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Heather Mariash
Profile of Heather Mariash
Mariash, Heather Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Bachelor's, environmental biology – University of Alberta
  • Master's, sustainable development of inland waters – University of Jyväskylä
  • Ph.D., Arctic freshwater ecology – University of Jyväskylä
NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories, National Wildlife Research Centre
Aaron Persad
Profile of Aaron Persad
Persad, Aaron Saint Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago North York, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, biomedical engineering – University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., thermodynamics – University of Toronto
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sinton Lab, University of Toronto
Andrew Rader
Profile of Andrew Rader
Rader, Andrew Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Los Angeles, Californie, USA
  • Bachelor's, aerospace engineering – Carleton University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – Carleton University
  • Ph.D., aeronautics / astronautics engineering – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mission Manager, SpaceX
Kharim Schliewinsky
Profile of Kharim Schliewinsky
Schliewinsky, Kharim London, Ontario, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, physics and space science – Royal Roads Military College
  • Doctorate, medicine – Dalhousie University
  • Family medicine residency – University of Ottawa
General Duty Medical Officer, Advanced Diving Medicine Officer, Canadian Armed Forces
Ross Semeniuk
Profile of Ross Semeniuk
Semeniuk, Ross Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, biological sciences – University of Alberta
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Alberta
  • Family medicine residency – University of Calgary
Wing surgeon, 4 Wing Cold Lake
Timothy Setterfield
Profile of Timothy Setterfield
Setterfield, Timothy Lautoka, Fiji Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – Queen's University
  • Master's, mechanical & aerospace engineering – Carleton University
  • Ph.D. candidate, aeronautics & astronautics – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. candidate, MIT
Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Sidey
Profile of Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Sidey
Sidey, Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Calgary, Alberta, Canada Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Ph.D., engineering – University of Cambridge
Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Adam Sirek
Profile of Adam Sirek
Sirek, Adam Toronto, Ontario, Canada Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, science – University of Toronto
  • Master's, science – University of Toronto
  • Diploma in higher education, medical sciences – Northumbria University
  • Doctorate, medicine – St. George's University
Family physician / Captain, Royal Canadian Air Force
Nathalie Sleno
Profile of Nathalie Sleno
Sleno, Nathalie St. Albert, Alberta, Canada Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Bachelor's, science – University of Alberta
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Manitoba
  • Family medicine residency – University of Alberta
Medical officer, team lead, 1 Field Ambulance Detachment, Yellowknife
Andrew Smith
Profile of Andrew Smith
Smith, Andrew Harrowsmith, Ontario, Canada Hampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mathematics & engineering – Queen's University
  • Master's, electrical engineering – Queen's University
  • Ph.D., aeronautics & astronautics (completed 2017) – Stanford University
Product development and engineering manager, Gumstix Research Canada
Sara Spangelo
Profile of Sara Spangelo
Spangelo, Sara Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Mountain View, California, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Manitoba
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of Michigan
Systems engineer, Google X (Moonshot factory) / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder, Swarm Technologies, Inc.
Kevin David Spencer
Profile of Kevin David Spencer
Spencer, Kevin David New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Diploma, engineering – St. Francis Xavier University
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – Technical University of Nova Scotia
  • Doctorate, medicine – Dalhousie University
  • Diploma, advanced care paramedic – Center for Emergency Medicine
Emergency department physician and mechanical engineer
Gavin Tansley
Profile of Gavin Tansley
Tansley, Gavin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Bachelor's, cell biology and genetics – University of British Columbia
  • Master's, medical research – Dalhousie University
  • Master's, public health – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of British Columbia
  • Postgraduate, general surgery – Dalhousie University
General surgery resident
Evan Alexander Beirne Thomas
Profile of Evan Alexander Beirne Thomas
Thomas, Evan Alexander Beirne Montreal, Quebec, Canada Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Bachelor's, broadcast journalism – University of Colorado Boulder
  • Bachelor's, aerospace engineering sciences – University of Colorado Boulder
  • Master's, public health – Oregon Health and Science University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering sciences – University of Colorado Boulder
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering sciences – University of Colorado Boulder
Associate professor, Portland State University
Michelle Thompson
Profile of Michelle Thompson
Thompson, Michelle North York, Ontario, Canada Houston, Texas, USA
  • Bachelor's, geological engineering – Queen's University
  • Bachelor's, biology – Queen's University
  • Master's, planetary science – University of Arizona
  • Ph.D., planetary science – University of Arizona
NASA postdoctoral fellow, Johnson Space Center
Geneviève Vallières
Profile of Geneviève Vallières
Vallières, Geneviève Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Master's, aeronautical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
Aerospace engineering officer, Canadian Armed Forces
Scott VanBommel
Profile of Scott VanBommel
VanBommel, Scott Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, physics – University of Guelph
  • Master's, physics – University of Guelph
  • Ph.D., physics (expected spring 2017) – University of Guelph
Doctorate student in physics, University of Guelph
James Veilleux
Profile of James Veilleux
Veilleux, James Beauceville, Quebec, Canada Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Bachelor's, computer engineering – Laval University
  • Master's, electrical engineering – Laval University
Systems Engineer at ABB, Quebec City
Andréane Vidal
Profile of Andréane Vidal
Vidal, Andréane Montreal, Quebec, Canada Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, chemical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
Officer responsible for research and development of future capabilities, Canadian Armed Forces
Andrew Vorozcovs
Profile of Andrew Vorozcovs
Vorozcovs, Andrew Riga, Latvia Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, computer science and physics – York University
  • Master's, computer science – York University
Embedded system designer, InvoDane Engineering
Michelle Whitty
Profile of Michelle Whitty
Whitty, Michelle Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, civil engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, civil engineering / biomedical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Ottawa
  • Family medicine residency (ongoing) – University of Calgary
Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces and qualified combat engineering officer
Eleanor Willoughby
Profile of Eleanor Willoughby
Willoughby, Eleanor Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, physics – University of Toronto
  • Master's, geophysics – University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., geophysics – University of Toronto
Marine geophysicist and printmaker
Jesse Zroback
Profile of Jesse Zroback
Zroback, Jesse Richmond, Virginia, USA Marathon, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, chemical engineering – University of Waterloo
  • Doctorate, medicine – Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Lakehead and Laurentian universities
  • Family medicine residency – Queen's University
Family physician in the remote community of Marathon / Assistant professor at the NOSM
Top 32 candidates
Photo Name, First name Where were you born? Where do you currently live? Education Current job
Matthew Bamsey
Profile of Matthew Bamsey
Bamsey, Matthew Burlington, Ontario, Canada Bremen, Germany
  • Bachelor's, aerospace engineering – Carleton University
  • Master's, bioastronautics – University of Colorado
  • Ph.D., environmental biology – University of Guelph
Chief systems engineer, EDEN ISS Project, German Aerospace Center
Vincent Beaudry
Profile of Vincent Beaudry
Beaudry, Vincent Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada L'Île-Bizard, Quebec, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – McGill University
Software Development Manager, CAE Inc.
Julie Bellerose
Profile of Julie Bellerose
Bellerose, Julie Montreal, Quebec, Canada Pasadena, California, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Master's, science and engineering – University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of Michigan
Navigation engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Alex DeLorey
Profile of Alex DeLorey
DeLorey, Alex Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Milton, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of New Brunswick
Project Manager for the Components and Feeder Design, Bruce Major Component Replacement Project
Marc Evans
Profile of Marc Evans
Evans, Marc Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Ottawa
  • Master's, engineering management – University of Alberta
Program manager / product line manager for bomb disposal robots, Med-Eng
Richard Federley
Profile of Richard Federley
Federley, Richard Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bachelor's, biology (minor in chemistry) – Lake Superior State University
  • Ph.D., chemistry – Wayne State University
Chemistry Instructor, University of British Columbia
Francis James Frenzel
Profile of Francis James Frenzel
Frenzel, Francis James Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Petersburg, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, physics & English language and literature – Western University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – University of Toronto
Pilot-in-training, Royal Canadian Air Force
Vanessa Fulford
Profile of Vanessa Fulford
Fulford, Vanessa Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, space science – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, flight test and evaluation – National Test Pilot School
Flight Test Engineer, Royal Canadian Air Force, Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment
Margriet Greidanus
Profile of Margriet Greidanus
Greidanus, Margriet High River, Alberta, Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, chemistry – The King's University
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Calgary
  • Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada – Queen's University
  • Emergency medicine – Queen's University
  • Postgraduate diploma, clinical education – University of Edinburgh
Emergency Physician and Trauma Specialist, Foothills Medical Centre
Allyson Hindle
Profile of Allyson Hindle
Hindle, Allyson Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bachelor's – University of Manitoba
  • Master's – University of Manitoba
  • Ph.D. – Texas A&M University
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Logan Jones
Profile of Logan Jones
Jones, Logan Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Miami, Florida, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Alberta
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
  • Ph.D., applied mathematics and industrial systems – Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
Airbus
Michael Anthony Jordan
Profile of Michael Anthony Jordan
Jordan, Michael Anthony Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Jupiter, Florida, USA
  • Bachelor's, computer software – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Postgraduate Certificate, flight dynamics – Cranfield University
  • Qualified Test Pilot Certification – Empire Test Pilots' School
Lead DND Test Pilot – CH148 Combined Test Force (CTF)
Michael Koehle
Profile of Michael Koehle
Koehle, Michael Toronto, Ontario, Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bachelor's, life sciences – Queen's University
  • Master's, physiology – University of Toronto
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., exercise physiology – University of British Columbia
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, environmental physiology – Simon Fraser University
Physician-Scientist and Associate Professor, practising Sport and Exercise Medicine – Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of British Columbia / Director of the Environmental Physiology Laboratory – University of British Columbia
Erik Kroeker
Profile of Erik Kroeker
Kroeker, Erik Chatham, Ontario, Canada Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical and aerospace engineering – Princeton University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Staff scientist and university lecturer
Joshua Kutryk
Profile of Joshua Kutryk
Kutryk, Joshua Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, aeronautical science (space studies) – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Master's, flight test engineering – Air University
  • Master's, defence studies – Royal Military College of Canada
Officer Commanding, Fighter Operational Test and Evaluation Flight
Charles-Philippe Lajoie
Profile of Charles-Philippe Lajoie
Lajoie, Charles-Philippe Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Ph.D., physics & astronomy – McMaster University
Astronomical Optics Scientist (Level II)
Jason Leuschen
Profile of Jason Leuschen
Leuschen, Jason Murrayville, British Columbia, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Saskatchewan
Student pilot, Royal Canadian Air Force
Zen Mariani
Profile of Zen Mariani
Mariani, Zen Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, science – Western University
  • Master's, physics – University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., physics – University of Toronto
Research Scientist, Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Heather Mariash
Profile of Heather Mariash
Mariash, Heather Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Bachelor's, environmental biology – University of Alberta
  • Master's, sustainable development of inland waters – University of Jyväskylä
  • Ph.D., Arctic freshwater ecology – University of Jyväskylä
NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories, National Wildlife Research Centre
Robert Riddell
Profile of Robert Riddell
Riddell, Robert Belleville, Ontario Ottawa, Ontario
  • Bachelor's, chemical and materials engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Bachelor's, biochemistry – University of Ottawa
  • Doctorate, medicine – Dalhousie University
  • Rural family medicine residency – University of Alberta
Medical officer in the Canadian Armed Forces
Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Sidey
Profile of Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Sidey
Sidey, Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Calgary, Alberta, Canada Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Ph.D., engineering – University of Cambridge
Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Adam Sirek
Profile of Adam Sirek
Sirek, Adam Toronto, Ontario, Canada Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, science – University of Toronto
  • Master's, science – University of Toronto
  • Diploma in higher education, medical sciences – Northumbria University
  • Doctorate, medicine – St. George's University
Family physician / Captain, Royal Canadian Air Force
Nathalie Sleno
Profile of Nathalie Sleno
Sleno, Nathalie St. Albert, Alberta, Canada Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Bachelor's, science – University of Alberta
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Manitoba
  • Family medicine residency – University of Alberta
Medical officer, team lead, 1 Field Ambulance Detachment, Yellowknife
Andrew Smith
Profile of Andrew Smith
Smith, Andrew Harrowsmith, Ontario, Canada Hampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mathematics & engineering – Queen's University
  • Master's, electrical engineering – Queen's University
  • Ph.D., aeronautics & astronautics (completed 2017) – Stanford University
Product development and engineering manager, Gumstix Research Canada
Sara Spangelo
Profile of Sara Spangelo
Spangelo, Sara Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Mountain View, California, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Manitoba
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of Michigan
Systems engineer, Google X (Moonshot factory) / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder, Swarm Technologies, Inc.
Gavin Tansley
Profile of Gavin Tansley
Tansley, Gavin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Bachelor's, cell biology and genetics – University of British Columbia
  • Master's, medical research – Dalhousie University
  • Master's, public health – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of British Columbia
  • Postgraduate, general surgery – Dalhousie University
General surgery resident
Evan Alexander Beirne Thomas
Profile of Evan Alexander Beirne Thomas
Thomas, Evan Alexander Beirne Montreal, Quebec, Canada Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Bachelor's, broadcast journalism – University of Colorado Boulder
  • Bachelor's, aerospace engineering sciences – University of Colorado Boulder
  • Master's, public health – Oregon Health and Science University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering sciences – University of Colorado Boulder
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering sciences – University of Colorado Boulder
Associate professor, Portland State University
Michelle Thompson
Profile of Michelle Thompson
Thompson, Michelle North York, Ontario, Canada Houston, Texas, USA
  • Bachelor's, geological engineering – Queen's University
  • Bachelor's, biology – Queen's University
  • Master's, planetary science – University of Arizona
  • Ph.D., planetary science – University of Arizona
NASA postdoctoral fellow, Johnson Space Center
James Veilleux
Profile of James Veilleux
Veilleux, James Beauceville, Quebec, Canada Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Bachelor's, computer engineering – Laval University
  • Master's, electrical engineering – Laval University
Systems Engineer at ABB, Quebec City
Andréane Vidal
Profile of Andréane Vidal
Vidal, Andréane Montreal, Quebec, Canada Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, chemical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
Officer responsible for research and development of future capabilities, Canadian Armed Forces
Michelle Whitty
Profile of Michelle Whitty
Whitty, Michelle Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, civil engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, civil engineering / biomedical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Ottawa
  • Family medicine residency (ongoing) – University of Calgary
Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces and qualified combat engineering officer
Jesse Zroback
Profile of Jesse Zroback
Zroback, Jesse Richmond, Virginia, USA Marathon, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, chemical engineering – University of Waterloo
  • Doctorate, medicine – Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Lakehead and Laurentian universities
  • Family medicine residency – Queen's University
Family physician in the remote community of Marathon / Assistant professor at the NOSM
Top 17 candidates
Photo Name, First name Where were you born? Where do you currently live? Education Current job
Matthew Bamsey
Profile of Matthew Bamsey
Bamsey, Matthew Burlington, Ontario, Canada Bremen, Germany
  • Bachelor's, aerospace engineering – Carleton University
  • Master's, bioastronautics – University of Colorado
  • Ph.D., environmental biology – University of Guelph
Chief systems engineer, EDEN ISS Project, German Aerospace Center
Alex DeLorey
Profile of Alex DeLorey
DeLorey, Alex Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Milton, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of New Brunswick
Project Manager for the Components and Feeder Design, Bruce Major Component Replacement Project
Francis James Frenzel
Profile of Francis James Frenzel
Frenzel, Francis James Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Petersburg, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, physics & English language and literature – Western University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – University of Toronto
Pilot-in-training, Royal Canadian Air Force
Vanessa Fulford
Profile of Vanessa Fulford
Fulford, Vanessa Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, space science – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, flight test and evaluation – National Test Pilot School
Flight Test Engineer, Royal Canadian Air Force, Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment
Michael Anthony Jordan
Profile of Michael Anthony Jordan
Jordan, Michael Anthony Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Jupiter, Florida, USA
  • Bachelor's, computer software – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Postgraduate Certificate, flight dynamics – Cranfield University
  • Qualified Test Pilot Certification – Empire Test Pilots' School
Lead DND Test Pilot – CH148 Combined Test Force (CTF)
Erik Kroeker
Profile of Erik Kroeker
Kroeker, Erik Chatham, Ontario, Canada Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • Bachelor's, mechanical and aerospace engineering – Princeton University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Staff scientist and university lecturer
Joshua Kutryk
Profile of Joshua Kutryk
Kutryk, Joshua Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, aeronautical science (space studies) – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Master's, flight test engineering – Air University
  • Master's, defence studies – Royal Military College of Canada
Officer Commanding, Fighter Operational Test and Evaluation Flight
Charles-Philippe Lajoie
Profile of Charles-Philippe Lajoie
Lajoie, Charles-Philippe Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Ph.D., physics & astronomy – McMaster University
Astronomical Optics Scientist (Level II)
Jason Leuschen
Profile of Jason Leuschen
Leuschen, Jason Murrayville, British Columbia, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – University of Saskatchewan
Student pilot, Royal Canadian Air Force
Robert Riddell
Profile of Robert Riddell
Riddell, Robert Belleville, Ontario Ottawa, Ontario
  • Bachelor's, chemical and materials engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Bachelor's, biochemistry – University of Ottawa
  • Doctorate, medicine – Dalhousie University
  • Rural family medicine residency – University of Alberta
Medical officer in the Canadian Armed Forces
Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Sidey
Profile of Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Sidey
Sidey, Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Calgary, Alberta, Canada Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Ph.D., engineering – University of Cambridge
Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Adam Sirek
Profile of Adam Sirek
Sirek, Adam Toronto, Ontario, Canada Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, science – University of Toronto
  • Master's, science – University of Toronto
  • Diploma in higher education, medical sciences – Northumbria University
  • Doctorate, medicine – St. George's University
Family physician / Captain, Royal Canadian Air Force
Nathalie Sleno
Profile of Nathalie Sleno
Sleno, Nathalie St. Albert, Alberta, Canada Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Bachelor's, science – University of Alberta
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Manitoba
  • Family medicine residency – University of Alberta
Medical officer, team lead, 1 Field Ambulance Detachment, Yellowknife
Evan Alexander Beirne Thomas
Profile of Evan Alexander Beirne Thomas
Thomas, Evan Alexander Beirne Montreal, Quebec, Canada Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Bachelor's, broadcast journalism – University of Colorado Boulder
  • Bachelor's, aerospace engineering sciences – University of Colorado Boulder
  • Master's, public health – Oregon Health and Science University
  • Master's, aerospace engineering sciences – University of Colorado Boulder
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering sciences – University of Colorado Boulder
Associate professor, Portland State University
Andréane Vidal
Profile of Andréane Vidal
Vidal, Andréane Montreal, Quebec, Canada Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, chemical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
Officer responsible for research and development of future capabilities, Canadian Armed Forces
Michelle Whitty
Profile of Michelle Whitty
Whitty, Michelle Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, civil engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, civil engineering / biomedical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Doctorate, medicine – University of Ottawa
  • Family medicine residency (ongoing) – University of Calgary
Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces and qualified combat engineering officer
Jesse Zroback
Profile of Jesse Zroback
Zroback, Jesse Richmond, Virginia, USA Marathon, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's, chemical engineering – University of Waterloo
  • Doctorate, medicine – Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Lakehead and Laurentian universities
  • Family medicine residency – Queen's University
Family physician in the remote community of Marathon / Assistant professor at the NOSM
Canada's 2 new astronauts
Photo Name, First name Where were you born? Where do you currently live? Education Current job
Joshua Kutryk
Profile of Joshua Kutryk
Kutryk, Joshua Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Master's, aeronautical science (space studies) – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Master's, flight test engineering – Air University
  • Master's, defence studies – Royal Military College of Canada
Officer Commanding, Fighter Operational Test and Evaluation Flight
Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Sidey
Profile of Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Sidey
Sidey, Jennifer Anne MacKinnon Calgary, Alberta, Canada Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Ph.D., engineering – University of Cambridge
Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

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