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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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Grant, Cordell

Cordell Grant

Where were you born?
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Where do you currently live?
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  • Bachelor's, science – Cape Breton University
  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – Dalhousie University
  • Master's, applied science – University of Toronto's Institute for Aerospace Studies

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

What is your current job?

Chief Operating Officer, Sinclair Interplanetary - Designing and building communications and attitude determination & control hardware for spacecraft.

Why do you want to become an astronaut?

I sought to become an astronaut because it is a career in which I believe I would excel. The challenging technical, problem-solving nature of the work combined with the opportunities for education and public outreach are what excite me the most.

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