In this month’s Member Spotlight we meet a Junior Member from Carleton University, Lucas Brewster. We have our eye on this young man with a promising future.


How long have you been a member of CASI? What is your most memorable experience so far?

May 2016.  As a member of the Carleton Planetary Robotics Team, we got to give a guest lecture during a CASI Ottawa Branch meeting where we talked about our trip in July to the UK University.

What’s the highest altitude and speed you’ve reached?

Best guess: 853 km/h @ 37000 feet on a Boeing 676-300ER

carleton_logo_engineering_designWhat is your current job?

Full time student.  4th year of Aerospace Engineering – Space Systems Design at Carleton University.

What is the favourite moment of your career thus far?

Speaking in regards to my undergrad, either:

  1. Travelling to the UK for a week for the UK University Rover Challenge
  2. Using a Clearpath Robotics Husky to simulate a rover mission on the South Pole of the Moon with real time delay
  3. The collective experience of getting to fly all over Canada as a member of the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) Officer Team

What was your childhood dream job?


Guilty pleasure: what can you not live without?

Coffee.  The only way to get up for those dark 8:30am classes in the winter or power through the countless all-nighters.

If Hollywood made a movie of your life, who would you like to see play the lead role?

Matt Damon or Mark Wahlberg

Matt Damon

Matt Damon



Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg










What is your favourite Aero or Astro activity?

Taking this question to mean general Aero/Astro related activities:

  1. Watching rocket launches
  2. Star gazing / looking at Space photography
  3. Reading reports of Mars rovers

What is the best career advice you’ve ever been offered?

The notion that technology and the space industry is growing and changing so quickly, so my future job might not even exist yet.  There is no need to worry about what exactly I want to be doing in 20 years, because the answer might not exist yet.

Where would you like to go that you haven’t been yet?

‘Avenue of the Cosmonauts’ in Kazakhstan.  Here, every person Astronaut/Cosmonaut/Person who launches to space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome plants a tree along with this pathway, dating all the way back to Yuri Gagarin doing it.


CASI turns the spotlight on its members who are making an impact across the country and around the globe. These members exemplify the mission and vision of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. It is with gratitude that we highlight our members as part of our mandate to make it the place to foster national pride and international esteem for Canada’s accomplishments in aeronautics, space and related technologies. If you are interested in being highlighted or nominating another member for the spotlight, please contact Danielle Tremblay at