Inviting an astronaut or a speaker

Canadian Space Agency astronauts

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts David Saint-Jacques (left) and Jeremy Hansen take part in an event at CSA HQ in July 2011. (Credit: CSA)

Part of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA's) mandate is to inspire future generations of Canadians to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. What better way to do that than through our astronauts David Saint-Jacques and Jeremy Hansen? They are fantastic speakers and great role models for young and old alike. Recently, the CSA recruited two new astronauts: Joshua Kutryk and Jenni Sidey. In August 2017, Joshua and Jenni started their two years of basic astronaut training in Houston, Texas. As a result, they will not be able to take part in public speaking events for quite some time.

In addition to our four astronauts, the CSA is fortunate to have a team of knowledgeable scientific experts and engineers who are highly skilled at presenting to schoolchildren, universities and professional organizations.

If you would like to invite David, Jeremy or one of our experts to speak at an event or a school, you must submit a formal request to the CSA Speakers Bureau.

To help us serve you better, please read the "What you need to know" section that follows, then submit the invitation form at least two months, but not more than six months before the event. The CSA carefully evaluates all requests and you will receive a reply within six to eight weeks on average.

What you need to know

Honorarium, Travel Costs and Ethics

Fill out the invitation form

For more information:

Canadian Space Agency
Communications Branch
General inquiries

**Speaking requests for Chris Hadfield**

Chris Hadfield retired from the CSA on July 3, 2013. For events and media, please write to

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