Canada has Two New Astronauts

Posted by on Saturday, July 1, 2017

On Canada Day the Canadian Space Agency welcomed Joshua Kutryk and Jennifer Sidey to the Canadian astronaut corps.

Back on June 17, 2016, the Canadian Space Agency launched their fourth astronaut recruitment campaign.

There were a total of 3,772 applications from Canadians in every province and territory, as well as outside Canada, and after a one-year arduous selection process, just two candidates were selected to represent Canada's new generation of space explorers.

Joshua Kutryk worked as an experimental test pilot and a fighter pilot for the Canadian Armed Forces in Cold Lake, Alberta. He is originally from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

Jennifer Sidey worked as a mechanical engineer, a combustion scientist and a lecturer at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (UK). She is originally from Calgary, Alberta.

The Team

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