Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

Canadian Astronaut Field Geology Training

CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen holds a shattercone in the Arctic!

CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen at the Tunnunik Impact Crater

Since the summer of 2011, CPSX researchers led by Dr. Gordon “Oz” Osinski have provided field geology training for Canadian astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques at meteorite impact craters in Nunavut, The Northwest Territories, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.  By doing field work in remote, “desolate” environments on Earth, astronauts can train for the kind of rigours that will await them on planetary bodies. Check out this CSA webpage, to see how the Canadian Arctic provides an excellent training opportunity for astronaut training.