Dr Priyanka Dhopade has made it through to the top 72 candidates being assessed for space travel.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is looking for exceptional people to be the next generation of astronauts. Two individuals will be selected as new members of the Canadian Astronaut Corps.

Priyanka is a Senior Researcher and Lecturer in Engineering Science, Oxford University, Osney Thermo-Fluids Laboratory. Her research involves creating computer models of jet engines to better predict the heat transfer inside the engine.


The CSA is recruiting exceptional people with excellent health; a university education in science, engineering or medicine; and extensive knowledge and experience.