Astronauts Wanted - The Dream, part 1
Astronauts Wanted - The Dream. Credit: Canadian Space Agency.

The Dream of Becoming an Astronaut: Part 3

The Canadian Space Agency has released the third video of a three part series of videos where five of the remaining astronaut candidates share their thoughts on the inspiration that made them dream of becoming an astronaut and to pursue that dream.

This episode features astronaut candidates;

  • Robert Riddell, Belleville, Ontario
  • Matthew Bamsey, Burlington, Ontario
  • Nathalie Sleno, St. Albert, Alberta
  • Michael Jordan, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Vanessa Fulford, Fort McMurray Alberta

The 17 candidates will know very shortly who among them will be chosen to be an astronaut.

Their training begins August 1st and they and their families will need to relocate to Houston and be settled in before training starts.


About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.


  1. I didn’t know that there is a Halifax, Ontario. 🙂

    According to CSA’s website, Michael Jordan is from Halifax, Nova Scotia

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