Meet Canadian astronaut Joshua Kutryk

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Meet Canadian astronaut Joshua Kutryk

2017-07-01 - Prior to joining the Canadian Space Program, Joshua Kutryk worked as an experimental test pilot and a fighter pilot for the Canadian Armed Forces in Cold Lake, Alberta.

On July 1, 2017, he was recruited by the Canadian Space Agency as one of two new astronauts after a year-long process. Get to know Joshua better through this video profile.

(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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Joshua Kutryk: I look at this job as something that's very important. I think it's important to the Canadian Space Agency. I think this job is important to Canada. I think this job's important to science. And when I look at the job, I certainly see something, a way that effectively and efficiently uses my skills and aptitudes and my experiences that I've kind of built up to this point in my life.

Being successful as a fighter pilot operationally here in Canada and around the world, but also being successful as a test pilot, you know, it's – the career path has required me to get that education, it's required me to become good at working with people, and it's required me to become a good operator. And when I look back on all those three things together, I do think that my career path has certainly contributed largely to me being here today, and I'm very thankful for that.

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