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Inviting an astronaut or a speaker

Part of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA's) mandate is to inspire future generations of Canadians to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. What better way to do that than through our astronauts Jeremy Hansen, David Saint-Jacques, Jenni Gibbons and Joshua Kutryk? They are fantastic speakers and great role models for young and old alike.

Canadian Space Agency astronauts

CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen shares his experiences as an astronaut with students and teachers. (Credit: CSA)

In addition to our four astronauts, the CSA is fortunate to have a team of knowledgeable scientific experts and engineers who are highly skilled at presenting to schoolchildren, universities and professional organizations.

If you would like to invite an astronaut or one of our experts to speak at an event or a school, you must submit a formal request to the CSA Speakers Bureau.

To help us serve you better, please read the "What you need to know" section that follows, then submit the invitation form at least two months, but not more than six months before the event. The CSA carefully evaluates all requests and you will receive a reply within six to eight weeks on average.

What you need to know

Honorarium, travel costs and ethics

Fill out the invitation form

For more information:

Canadian Space Agency
Communications and Public Affairs Directorate
General inquiries

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Chris Hadfield retired from the CSA on . For events and media, please write to

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