NAME: Jeremy Hansen (Major, Canadian Armed Forces)
Canadian Space Agency Astronaut- Candidate
Born January 27, 1976 in London, Ontario Married with 3 children He enjoys sailboat cruising and racing, rock climbing, mountain biking and playing intramural hockey.
Major Hansen was selected in May 2009 as one of 2 members of the 3rd Canadian astronaut selection.
Major Hansen served as a CF-18 fighter pilot and held the position of Combat Operations Officer at 4 Wing Operations in Cold Lake, Alberta. His responsibilities included ensuring the effectiveness of NORAD Air Defence Operations, and the operability of Deployed and Forward Operating Locations (Bases). From 2006-2007, Major Hansen served as a CF-18 fighter pilot in 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron, where his responsibilities included leading tactical formations and serving as a Maintenance Test Pilot. From 2004-2006, he served as a CF-18 fighter pilot in 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron, where his responsibilities included NORAD Operations, Deployed Exercises and Arctic Flying Operations. He completed his CF-18 Fighter Pilot Training in 410 Fighter Training Squadron from 2003-2004. His experience also includes frequent deployments to the United States and Europe.
Major Hansen is one of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class currently in Astronaut Candidate Training that includes scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station systems, Extravehicular Activity (EVA), robotics, physiological training, T-38 flight training, and water and wilderness survival training SEPTEMBER 2009