Astronaut candidate's profile

The candidates participating in the astronaut selection process all have unique journeys and outstanding qualities and skills. You can read their remarkable profiles here.

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Andrew Vorozcovs

Vorozcovs, Andrew

Where were you born?
Riga, Latvia

Where do you currently live?
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

  • Bachelor's, computer science and physics – York University
  • Master's, computer science – York University

Photo of the astronaut candidate during the aptitude tests. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

What is your current job?

Embedded system designer, InvoDane Engineering - I design and build robots used to inspect natural gas pipelines. No two days are the same, as I get to do hands-on work with the robots, develop software, analyze data, troubleshoot and provide support for field crews operating the robots.

Why do you want to become an astronaut?

Becoming an astronaut is a rare and demanding opportunity that would be the ultimate personal challenge, testing my physical and mental skills and making me grow as a person. I would love to contribute to Canada's space program in a significant way and encourage the next generation of Canadians to pursue science and engineering.