Astronaut Jeremy Hansen Visits York

On October 12th, 2016, a modern day space explorer Jeremy Hansen has visited Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence to talk about his life as an astronaut, astronomy, and following your dreams.
Jeremy has wanted to be an astronaut for as long as he can remember and began flying at the age of 17; he eventually became a CF-18 fighter pilot.

Lassonde students met the astronaut Jeremy Hansen. (

Lassonde students met the astronaut Jeremy Hansen.

In 2009, he went on to be selected by the CSA from a pool of over 5,300 candidates to become one of two Canadian astronauts. Since then, his intensive astronaut training has included an abundance of out-of-this-world experiences like geological expeditions in the High Arctic, exploring alien caves, and conducting scientific experiments in weightlessness.

The event was emceed by two space engineering students, Sogand Talebi and Semi Hasaj.

by  Amal Dave