2017-04-07 - For the fourth time in its history, Canada has found exceptional people ready to push the boundaries of science, innovation and space exploration. 3772 Canadians responded to the call for two new Canadian astronauts. Following preliminary tests and ongoing evaluations, 32 candidates have been selected to go to the next stage. In this video, watch the top 32 candidates go through the second series of aptitude tests to pursue their dream of becoming one of the next Canadian astronauts. Visit our website to find out who is still in the running! (Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)
For the fourth time in its history, Canada is looking for exceptional people to push the boundaries of science, innovation and space exploration by becoming the two new members of the Canadian astronaut corps.
In space, it is critical that each astronaut be able to apply knowledge and skills for a specific mission as well as those that may be needed in the event of unforeseen circumstances. An astronaut must therefore have a wide variety of technical qualifications and interpersonal skills, which are developed through a customized training program that continues throughout his or her career—even during missions.
For five months, from December 21, 2012 to May 13, 2013, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield lived and worked aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He conducted Canadian and international science experiments, maintained the Space Station, operated Canadarm2 and performed robotics tasks. On March 13, 2013 he became the first Canadian Commander of the ISS. During his mission he captured in videos, photos and words his experience as an ISS astronaut.