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There are some moments that truly inspire you. I recently had one that left me speechless. We want to pass on that that energy and inspiration to my readers!
- Since 1983, 12 Canadians have been selected to become astronauts.
- Ten of the people are now retired
- Currently, there are two active Canadian astronauts. One of them is Jeremy Hansen – a true Canadian hero and icon!
I MET Jeremy Hansen and he liked the vision of Experience Your Life and the message of traveling with purpose and going after your dreams. He had some very wise words to say that inspired me and they will inspire you too:
“To Experience Your Life, Believe in Yourself” Jeremy Hansen
I believe we all have what it takes to push the boundaries to achieve more and make the world better. We were honored to meet someone who has taken pushing the boundaries to a whole different level : INTO SPACE! Here are some more details about this incredible Canadian:
“Born January 27, 1976, in London, Ontario, and raised on a farm near Ailsa Craig, Ontario, until moving to Ingersoll for his high school years. Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Hansen is married with three children. He enjoys sailboat cruising and racing, rock climbing and mountain biking.
LCol Hansen was one of two recruits selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in May 2009 through the third Canadian Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. He is one of 14 members of the 20th National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut class. In 2011, LCol Hansen graduated from Astronaut Candidate Training, which included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station (ISS) systems, Extravehicular Activities (EVAs, or spacewalks), robotics, physiological training, T-38 flight training, Russian language courses, and sea and wilderness survival training.
While waiting for a flight assignment, LCol Hansen represents CSA at NASA, and works at the Mission Control Center as Capcom—the voice between the ground and the ISS.
In addition to his day-to-day work, LCol Hansen remains committed to building and maintaining his skills; he takes spacewalk and robotics training while continuing to learn Russian. He has taken part in geological expeditions in the High Arctic and participated in the European Space Agency’s CAVES program, during which he lived underground for six days. He was also a crew member for NEEMO 19, where he lived and worked on the ocean floor in the Aquarius habitat off Key Largo, Florida, for seven days simulating deep space exploration. LCol Hansen also continues to fly the CF-18 fighter jet with the Royal Canadian Air Force and had the privilege of inspiring young Canadians by flying the historical Hawk One F-86 Sabre jet.”