Jeremy Hansen


Jeremy Roger Hansen CD (born January 27, 1976) is a current CSA astronaut. 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 astronauts, Hansen was a Royal Canadian Air Force captain, piloting the CF-18 fighter jet at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. He has since been promoted to the rank of colonel.

Jeremy Roger Hansen
Jeremy Hansen official portrait.jpg
Born (1976-01-27) January 27, 1976 (age 47)
Space career
CSA Astronaut
RankCol, RCAF
Time in space
Selection2009 CSA Group


Hansen was 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. Hansen is married and has three children.[1]

In 2013, Hansen served as cavenaut into the ESA CAVES[2] training in Sardinia, alongside Satoshi Furukawa, Michael Barratt, Jack Fisher, Aleksei Ovchinin and Paolo Nespoli.

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.[3][4]


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 and awardsEdit

Canadian Forces Decoration – 12 Years of Outstanding 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
Gold Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society


  1. ^ "Jeremy Hansen". Canadian Space Agency. 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
  2. ^ Sauro, Francesco; De Waele, Jo; Payler, Samuel J.; Vattano, Marco; Sauro, Francesco Maria; Turchi, Leonardo; Bessone, Loredana (2021-07-01). "Speleology as an analogue to space exploration: The ESA CAVES training programme". Acta Astronautica. 184: 150–166. doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2021.04.003. ISSN 0094-5765. S2CID 234819922.
  3. ^ "NASA Announces Two Upcoming Undersea Missions". NASA. June 10, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  4. ^ Bergin, Chris (June 11, 2014). "NEEMO returns with two new underwater missions". NASASpaceflight. Retrieved June 24, 2014.

External linksEdit

  • CSA Biography of Jeremy R. Hansen
  • Spacefacts biography of Jeremy Hansen