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Joshua Kutryk

Canadian Astronaut

Canadian Space Agency

Born March 21, 1982, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Kutryk was raised on a cattle farm in eastern Alberta. He enjoys backcountry skiing, cycling, mountaineering and paragliding. LCol Kutryk holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering (1st Class Distinction) from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario (2004). He also earned a master's degree in space studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida (2009), a master's degree in flight test engineering from the United States Air Force's Air University in Alabama (2012), and a master's degree in defence studies from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario (2014).

LCol Kutryk was one of two recruits selected by the Canadian Space Agency in July 2017 through the fourth Canadian astronaut recruitment campaign. In July 2017, he relocated to Houston, Texas, to take the two-year Astronaut Candidate Training Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The program includes scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station systems, simulated spacewalks, robotics, physiological training, flight training, Russian language courses, and sea and wilderness survival training. LCol Kutryk completed the two-year Astronaut Candidate Training Program and obtained the official title of astronaut in January 2020.

Canadian Space Agency

Sessions Joshua Kutryk is a part of

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Health in Space

9:00 am to 9:30 am
in Hall D

Talk Description

Health in Space

Throughout his presentation, Josh will discuss his life as an astronaut, while he waits for a flight assignment and his work representing the CSA at NASA. Josh will focus on the common challenges astronauts face in space with communities in remote and isolated environments and the scientific experiments currently being done on the International Space Station. He will highlight the principal concerns for astronauts on long-duration spaceflights and the considerations we must take before venturing deeper into the cosmos. Josh will present the various fields of activity and technologies in health and biomedicine where the Canadian Space Agency and the rest of Canada could make an important contribution. Finally, he will conclude his presentation by highlighting the current and upcoming space missions you need to keep your eyes on.

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