2018-02-12 - Discover how Canadian astronaut Jenni Sidey reached her dream of becoming an astronaut thanks to inspiring role models, her passion for science and her mother’s support. She now tries to be a role model herself, encouraging the next generation of Canadians to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Credits: Canadian Space Agency, Institution of Engineering and Technology, NASA)
In November 2018 Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques will fly to the International Space Station on his first mission. During his six months assignment, he will conduct a series of scientific experiments, robotics tasks and test new technologies.
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.