MONTREAL – Have you ever dreamt of becoming an astronaut? Now is your chance…sort of.
The Canadian Space Agency is in the middle of a recruitment campaign, but only two will be chosen by the time the process wraps up next summer.
Of course, not just anyone can apply. Project Manager Karl Saad says if you want to blast off into space, you’ll need a few things.
“You need to have a bachelors degree in science or engineering, or a doctorate in medicine or dentistry. It takes a minimum of three years of experience in your field of study. And, obviously, you need to be in good health.”
In an effort to attract more women, Saad says a nursing degree works as well. Right now he says about a quarter of the applicants are women.
“You also need to be curious,” Saad explains. “Have a big desire to learn and take on new adventures.”
If you are interested and feel like you are qualified, you can apply here until mid-August.