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Jeremy Hansen

Jeremy Hansen
CSA Astronaut
Nationality Canadian
Status Active
Born (1976-01-27) January 27, 1976 (age 38)
London, Ontario, Canada
Rank Major, RCAF
Selection 2009 CSA Group

Jeremy Roger Hansen, CD (born January 27, 1976) is a Canadian astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He was selected to join the CSA in the 2009 CSA selection along with David Saint-Jacques. Prior to his selection as one of Canada's newest astronauts, Hansen held the rank of Captain in the Royal Canadian Air Force, piloting the CF-18 fighter plane from deployment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. He has since been promoted to the rank of Major.

Biography

Hansen was born on January 27, 1976 in London, Ontario, and raised on a farm near Ailsa Craig, Ontario, in a little hamlet called West Mcgillivray, until moving to Ingersoll for his high school years. Major Hansen is married with three children.[1]

Education

Hansen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Space Science (First Class Honours) from Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario (1999). He earned a Master of Science in Physics from the same institution in 2000, with a research focus on Wide Field of View Satellite Tracking.

Honours & awards

Canadian Forces Decoration - 12 Years of Good Service (October 2006)
Canadian Air Force Pilot Wings (May 2002)
Clancy Scheldrup Memorial Trophy - Outstanding Graduate on the Basic Flying Course (2001)
Air Cadet League of Canada Award - Top Air Force Graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada (May 1999)

References

External links

  • Astronaut Candidate Bio: Jeremy Hansen (09/2009)
  • Spacefacts biography of Jeremy Hansen

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