Astronauts

Astronaut in space

Recruitment campaign

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is looking for two star candidates to be part of the next generation of space explorers.

The deadline for applications has passed.

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How to become an astronaut

Astronauts are modern-day explorers. They courageously travel beyond the Earth to help discover new scientific knowledge. Their courage and determination are an inspiration to many. Their unique experience helps advance scientific research and technology development.

What exactly do Canadian astronauts do?

Canada's active astronauts support space missions in progress and prepare for a future mission by taking extensive training. They mainly work at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. However, they return to Canada periodically to participate in various activities and encourage young Canadians to pursue their education in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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Who are the astronaut candidates?

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The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

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The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

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The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

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The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

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The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

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The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

The astronaut candidates during the second series of aptitude tests.

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