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Astronauts are modern-day explorers. They courageously travel beyond the Earth to help discover new scientific knowledge. To date, only a few hundred exceptional people have been to space. Read on to delve into their universe!


About being an astronaut

Find out what astronauts do, both on Earth and in space.

How to become an astronaut

Everything you need to know if you're interested in becoming an astronaut.

Canadian astronauts

Read about the careers of our active and former astronauts.

Living in space

Discover what it's like to live in orbit and experience microgravity.

Human space missions

Consult fact sheets on the missions in which Canadian astronauts participated.

FAQ - Astronauts

Learn about astronauts, space, space exploration, and much more.

Invite an astronaut to an event

Find out how to invite an astronaut to speak at an event.

Information kit

News releases, media advisories, backgrounders, FAQ, images, videos and B-roll for media.

Space medicine

What is space medicine, effects of space on the body, medical support, projects, training, photos and videos.

Astronauts Images and videos

Browse photos of astronauts in action and watch videos to see all of the exciting work that astronauts do.

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