Top 20 Astronaut celebrities in Canada
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Astronaut celebrities [Updated December 7, 2022].
Jeremy Hansen was born
on January 27, 1976
He was chosen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to participate as an aquanaut in the Fall, 2014 NEEMO 19 mission.
Roberta Bondar was born
on December 4, 1945
She performed experiments in the Spacelab on Space Shuttle mission STS-42.
Steve MacLean was born
on December 14, 1954
in Ottawa, Canada.
He was a Mission Specialist on STS-115 and a Payload Specialist on STS-52.
Julie Payette was born
on October 20, 1963
in Montreal, Canada.
She flew on two spaceflight missions and served as CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) in Houston.
Gregory Chamitoff was born
on August 6, 1962
He helped film the first magic show in space and the first science fiction movie made in space.
Dafydd Williams was born
on May 16, 1954
in Saskatoon, Canada.
He flew on two Space Shuttle missions and set the Canadian record for spacewalks at the time he completed his third spacewalk.
Chris Hadfield was born
on August 29, 1959
in Sarnia, Canada.
He became the first Canadian to serve as commander of the International Space Station in March 2013.
Robert Thirsk was born
on August 17, 1953
He wrote two columns for a newspaper while on STS-78, the first time an astronaut has written for and been published by a newspaper while in space.
David Saint-Jacques was born
on January 6, 1970
He conducted his first spacewalk in April 2019, and became the fourth Canadian astronaut ever to do so. He took part in NASA's NEEMO 15 underwater explanation mission, and officially became an aquanaut in October 2011 after spending 24 hours under water.