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‘This is how we get to Mach 3:’ Virgin Galactic’s Jameel Janjua on his long journey to space (exclusive)

It was third time lucky for new pilot-turned-astronaut Jameel Janjua.

Dual Canada-U.S. national Janjua flew the pilot’s seat in Virgin Galactic‘s most recent spaceflight last month, called Galactic 07. But his journey to becoming an astronaut took 15 years and three tries — and that’s only counting the time since he was a semi-finalist for a Canadian Space Agency astronaut selection in 2009.

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