UNB Grad Will Soon Find Out If He's One Of Canada's Newest Astronauts

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 12:45 PM

University of New Brunswick alumnus Alex DeLorey will find out on Canada Day if he's going to be one of this nation's newest astronauts.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will reveal the Canadian Space Agency's two successful candidates on Saturday on Parliament Hill, bringing the year-long selection process for two new astronauts to a close.

DeLorey, a native of the Moncton area who now lives in southern Ontario, always dreamed of being an astronaut. He's a mechanical engineer who works on the refurbishment of nuclear reactors.

Photo credit: Canadian Space Agency, MCpl Chris Ringius, DND. / © Canadian Space Agency)