Jeremy Hansen

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Jeremy 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 37)
London, Ontario, Canada
RankMajor, RCAF
Selection2009 CSA Group
 
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Jeremy 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 37)
London, Ontario, Canada
RankMajor, 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 Major.

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]

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. 

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