Saskatchewan-born U of S grad makes Canadian astronaut shortlist

Jason Leuschen is a shortlisted candidate to become Canada’s next astronaut. (Submitted by Jason Leuschen)

By CBC News, February 7, 2017 

Jason Leuschen got interested in space while growing up in Bruno, Sask.

Jason Leuschen is in some pretty good company.

The University of Saskatchewan engineering graduate is on the Canadian Space Agency’s short list to become Canada’s newest astronaut.

“It was a really amazing feeling to realize the dream I’ve had for a long time and things keep moving towards it,” Leuschen said during an interview with CBC Radio’s Saskatoon Morning.

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