09 February 2017

A4H Flight Member Makes it to Top 72 Candidates in Canadian Astronaut Selection Process

We would like to congratulate Dr. Aaron Persad, a Flight Member of A4H, for becoming one of top 72 candidates in the Canadian Space Agency’s astronaut selection campaign.  Well-done Aaron! 

He is a tremendous asset to A4H.  Aaron set up a collaboration between our organization and students in the University of Toronto’s Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop a microgravity test bed.  It is designed to run experiments in parabolic flight, especially those involving fluids.  Another project he was instrumental in conceiving is that of a physical model of a bone cell to be tested in weightlessness.  Currently, Aaron is completing his post-doctoral fellowship in the Sinton Lab at the University of Toronto.

All of us at A4H wish him good luck during the next phase of the selection process.  We hope he will achieve his goal of becoming one of Canada's next astronauts.