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Local Astronaut Hopefuls Fall Short on Space Bid

May 14, 2009 7:19 AM | News

Winnipeg Astronaut Candidates

Three individuals from Winnipeg (shown above) had their hopes set on becoming two of Canada’s newest astronauts with the Canada Space Agency on Wednesday.

Allyson Hindle, Mark McCullins and Keith Wilson went through a gruelling yearlong recruitment program and were chosen along with 13 others out of 5,351 applicants.

In the end, Jeremy Hansen, an award-winning fighter pilot from London, Ontario, and David Saint-Jacques, a medical doctor with a PhD in astrophysics from Quebec City, were awarded the titles of astronaut.

Must give these three locals props though on making it this far. That’s quite an accomplish!

Image credits: Handout photos/The National Post/ChrisD.ca composite

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