“The top 16 candidates rep-resent an incredibly accomplished, well-rounded and diverse group of Canadians,” CSA president and former astronaut Steve MacLean said in a news release.
“You look at what the process entails and you quickly realize you can’t do this overnight,” Janjua said. “I can’t study for an aptitude test or a physical fitness test or medical tests. It sounds cliche, but the preparation is your adult life.”
Both Janjua and Welch al-ready have accomplished adult lives. Janjua has a bachelor of engineering from Royal Military College, and a master’s of science in aeronautics and astronautics from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.