Canada committed Tuesday to flying two astronauts to space within the next decade as part of its renewed participation with the International Space Station program.
The ISS is a joint endeavor by Canada, the United States, Japan, Russia, and the European Union. Canada is the third country to extend its participation until 2024.
According to the Canadian Space Agency, Canadian astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques are already training for the missions.
Meanwhile, Ottawa also said it hopes to participate in future space missions “to the moon, Mars and beyond.”