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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.