Jeremy Hansen

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Jeremy Roger Hansen
Jeremy Hansen official portrait.jpg
CSA Astronaut
Nationality Canadian
Status Active
Born (1976-01-27) January 27, 1976 (age 42)
London, Ontario, Canada
Rank Col, RCAF
Selection 2009 CSA Group

Jeremy Roger Hansen CD (born January 27, 1976) is a Canadian astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He was selected to join the CSA in the 2009 CSA selection along with David Saint-Jacques. Prior to his selection as one of Canada's newest astronauts, Hansen held the rank of Captain in the Royal Canadian Air Force, piloting the CF-18 fighter plane at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. He has since been promoted to the rank of Colonel.


Hansen was born in London, Ontario, and raised on a farm near Ailsa Craig, Ontario, close to a little hamlet called Brinsley, until moving to Ingersoll for his high school years. Colonel Hansen is married and has three children.[1]

On June 10, 2014, NASA announced that Hansen would serve as an aquanaut aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory during the NEEMO 19 undersea exploration mission, which began on September 7, 2014 and lasted seven days.[2][3]


Hansen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Space Science (First Class Honours) from Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario (1999). He earned a Master of Science degree in Physics from the same institution in 2000, with a research focus on Wide Field of View Satellite Tracking.

Honours & awards

Canadian Forces Decoration – 12 Years of Good Service (October 2006)
Canadian Air Force Pilot Wings (May 2002)
Clancy Scheldrup Memorial Trophy – Outstanding Graduate on the Basic Flying Course (2001)
Air Cadet League of Canada Award – Top Air Force Graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada (May 1999)
Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society


  1. ^ "Jeremy Hansen". Canadian Space Agency. 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
  2. ^ "NASA Announces Two Upcoming Undersea Missions". NASA. June 10, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  3. ^ Bergin, Chris (June 11, 2014). "NEEMO returns with two new underwater missions". NASASpaceflight. Retrieved June 24, 2014.

External links

  • Astronaut Candidate Bio: Jeremy Hansen (09/2009)
  • Spacefacts biography of Jeremy Hansen
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