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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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LaFlamme, Crystal

Crystal LaFlamme

Where were you born?
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Where do you currently live?
Perth, Australia


  • Bachelor's – Acadia University
  • Master's – Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Ph.D. – University of New Brunswick

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

What is your current job?

Postdoctoral research fellow (in geology/geochemistry) – University of Western Australia

Why do you want to become an astronaut?

Exploring the cosmos has always been on the forefront of science and innovation. Today these fields are moving so fast, and I want to be a part of the journey and excitement. As well, astronauts can be scientists with a voice. They have the ability to raise awareness in order to protect our delicate planet.

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