From campus to the International Space Station
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Lieutenant-Colonel Jeremy Hansen credits the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) – where he obtained a degree in Space Science and a Master of Science in Physics – for preparing him for an out-of-this-world career with the Canadian Astronaut Corps. One of two Canadians who will travel to the International Space Station by 2024, Hansen says his education and experiential learning at the RMC provided him with the industry knowledge, leadership skills and opportunities that prepared him for a career as an astronaut. In addition to Hansen, three other Canadian astronauts have graduated from RMC, including Joshua Kutryk, the newest recruit to the Canadian Space Agency, as well as Chris Hadfield and Marc Garneau.

"The 2020s are going to look completely different from this decade with the respect to space exploration...The 2030s are going to blow people's minds. It's a really amazing field to be getting into and Canada is going to need a lot of talented and educated people to fulfil that role."
Jeremy Hansen, Canadian astronaut and RMC graduate
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