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Thousands apply as Canadian Space Agency seeks two new astronauts

July 27, 2016

Toronto Star | July 26, 2016

Aaron Persad, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, has dreamed of going to space since he was 7 years old. Now, the 32-year-old is one of more than 400 hopefuls from Toronto who have applied to be one of Canada’s two newest astronauts, the most from any city. Until Aug. 15, the space agency is welcoming applications. Read more.