Astronauts wanted – Episode 1: Launch of Canada's fourth astronaut recruitment campaign

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Astronauts wanted – Episode 1: Launch of Canada's fourth astronaut recruitment campaign

2016-06-17 - For the fourth time in its history, Canada is looking for exceptional people to push the boundaries of science, innovation and space exploration.

From June 17 to August 15, 2016, the Canadian Space Agency is accepting applications from Canadians for the position of astronaut, the most out-of-this-world job on Earth! Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut?

(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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Curiosity fuels discovery. What’s beyond the yard? Around the corner? Across the border? Above the horizon? What’s beyond that?

Brilliant minds from around the world work together to imagine the future. They use science and technology as tools. Obstacles lead to innovation.

But only a select few fly to space. Astronauts.

They are problem solvers. Scientists. They are dedicated. Fearless. When their bodies want to quit, their spirit sets fire to their step. They are determined. Resilient.

Where is the finish line? There is none. Astronauts train hard and charge into the unknown. They will have to adapt. To experiment.

Luca Parmitano (ESA Astronaut): “I feel a lot of water on the back of my head.”

To survive.

Luca Parmitano (ESA Astronaut): “Now I experienced what it’s like to be a goldfish in a fishbowl from the point of view of the goldfish.”

Do you have what it takes? It will take everything you’ve got.

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