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Junior Astronaut Camp

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Map showing the cities and provinces/territories of the Junior Astronaut Camp participants. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

Congratulations to the 52 winners of our Junior Astronauts recruitment! They will virtually join astronauts, engineers and scientists from the Canadian Space Agency for an exciting week of space training.

These young space enthusiasts will be challenged through a series of fun and engaging activities. They will operate a real rover during a simulated Moon mission, solve Earth problems using satellite imagery, work out with astronauts and space fitness experts, and much more! The camp offers a unique chance for them to learn about space careers as well as how they can play a role in Canada's future in space.

Junior Astronaut Camp participants

Credit: Canadian Space Agency


About the contest

The Junior Astronauts campaign was designed for Canadian youth in grades 6 to 9 and their educators.

Young Canadians interested in winning a spot in the Junior Astronaut Camp had to complete at least one activity in each of the campaign's three streams (science and technology, fitness and nutrition, and teamwork and communication), which represent the types of knowledge and skills needed by astronauts. They also had to record a video explaining why they should be picked as a junior astronaut.

Young space enthusiasts from across Canada were randomly selected from the pool of eligible candidates to attend the camp.

While the camp was originally supposed to take place at Canadian Space Agency headquarters in summer , it was delayed to because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the continued impact of the pandemic, the camp will take place virtually from to .

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