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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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Jacobs, Shane

Shane Jacobs

Where were you born?
Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Where do you currently live?
Natick, Massachusetts, USA


  • Bachelor's, mechanical engineering – McGill University
  • Ph.D., aerospace engineering – University of Maryland

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

What is your current job?

Soft Goods Design Manager at David Clark Company - I lead a team of pattern designers and engineers in the design, development and original creation of spacesuits and other aerospace crew protective equipment.

Why do you want to become an astronaut?

I have always been an explorer and have sought out adventure. I also deeply believe that humanity's future lies in space, and that through exploration and pushing our limits we can achieve near-impossible goals. Astronauts of the future will help pave the way for humanity to become a multi-planet civilization, and I would love to contribute to making that vision a reality.

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