Jeremy Hansen

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Jeremy Roger Hansen
Astronaut candidate Jeremy Hansen speaks to a crowd at Johnson Space Center.jpg
CSA Astronaut
NationalityCanadian
StatusActive
Born(1976-01-27) January 27, 1976 (age 38)
London, Ontario, Canada
RankLCol, RCAF
Selection2009 CSA Group
 
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Jeremy Roger Hansen
Astronaut candidate Jeremy Hansen speaks to a crowd at Johnson Space Center.jpg
CSA Astronaut
NationalityCanadian
StatusActive
Born(1976-01-27) January 27, 1976 (age 38)
London, Ontario, Canada
RankLCol, RCAF
Selection2009 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 LCol.

Biography[edit]

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]

On June 10, 2014, NASA announced that Hansen will serve as an aquanaut aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory during the NEEMO 19 undersea exploration mission, scheduled to begin on September 7, 2014 and last seven days.[2][3]

Education[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeremy Hansen". Canadian Space Agency. 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  2. ^ "NASA Announces Two Upcoming Undersea Missions". NASA. June 10, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Bergin, Chris (June 11, 2014). "NEEMO returns with two new underwater missions". NASASpaceflight. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 

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