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Become Canada's next astronaut!

Postby SpaceCanada » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:41 pm

Canada is hiring two new astronauts! Very exciting.

Details here:
http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts ... itions.asp

Good luck to everyone who applies! I wish I qualified.
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Re: Become Canada's next astronaut!

Postby majtom7 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:45 pm

I understand that some people apply just to get the rejection letter.
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Re: Become Canada's next astronaut!

Postby p51 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:16 pm

SpaceCanada wrote:I wish I qualified.
You don't? I say drop the application anyway!
I was going to apply for NASA's last astronaut class but didn't when I found my eyesight probably wouldn't allow it and the kidney stone I'd had in the Army for sure disqualified me right there. But looking back, I wish I'd dropped the application anyway, just to say I'd done so.
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Re: Become Canada's next astronaut!

Postby SpaceCanada » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:12 am

You have to be a medical doctor or dentist, with a PhD, to be considered. I don't have a degree of any kind whatsoever. Plus, I would surely fail the medical due to asthma and anaphylaxis. C'est la vie!

The Canadian government doesn't send rejection letters; you only hear from them if they want to interview you.

I am excited to see who they select though. Canada's two current astronauts are amazing people.
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Re: Become Canada's next astronaut!

Postby Phoenix PK » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:08 pm

For NASA, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree in a science field. But we all know the old joke: "I'm going to apply to be an astronaut!" "Oh yeah? What are you getting your second PhD in?"

Most astronauts have a Master's degree. And a pilot's license.

But the most important requirements are being a smart, friendly team player and a willingness to do OTHER PEOPLE'S science projects.
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Re: Become Canada's next astronaut!

Postby street » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:35 am

p51 wrote: I was going to apply for NASA's last astronaut class but didn't when I found my eyesight probably wouldn't allow it and the kidney stone I'd had in the Army for sure disqualified me right there. But looking back, I wish I'd dropped the application anyway, just to say I'd done so.

I have to brag a bit. My nephew, an F-22 pilot, applied during the latest round. He's made the first cut. :D <---because there's no 'busting buttons proud smilie
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Re: Become Canada's next astronaut!

Postby majtom7 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:20 am

street wrote:I have to brag a bit. My nephew, an F-22 pilot, applied during the latest round. He's made the first cut. :D <---because there's no 'busting buttons proud smilie


Awesome!
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