Former N.B. resident still in running to become Canada's next astronaut

A New Brunswick native is one step closer to becoming one of Canada's next astronauts.

Alex DeLorey was still in the running Friday after the Canadian Space Agency narrowed the field from 72 contenders to just 32

DeLorey, a graduate of the University of New Brunswick, hails from Moncton, but now works as a project manager in Milton, Ont.

The only other candidate from Atlantic Canada is Halifax-born Michael Jordan – a lead Department of National Defence test pilot who lives in Juniper, Fla.

The Canadian Space Agency will select its two newest astronauts sometime this summer.