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Space: ESA unveils new promotion of European astronauts, which includes a parastronaut




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6:17 p.m. : A reaction that should affect the main interested party. Asked a little earlier in the day, she said at the microphone of franceinfo: “I was 14 when Claudie Haigneré left for space, it marked me a lot.”

7:18 p.m. : “I’m very happy to see this diversity progress.”

Former astronaut Claudie Haigneré was delighted on franceinfo with the appointment of Sophie Adenot.

7:18 p.m. : It is 6 p.m. a few minutes past, here is the point on the news:

• Adrien Quatennens “categorically denies” accusations of domestic violence made by his wife. Céline Quatennens had denounced earlier in the day “physical and moral violence” from “several years”. Follow our live.

• Russian strikes on kyiv have at least three dead. The capital is deprived of water and electricity, announce the Ukrainian authorities. Follow our live.

• Sophie Adenot becomes the second French astronaut, more than twenty years after Claudie Haigneré.

• The star dancer François Alu announces that he is leaving the Paris Operajust seven months after his appointment.

• It’s half-time in Doha. Spain leads comfortably against Costa Rica (3-0).

4:26 p.m. : Meet ESA’s class of 2022 astronauts 👇 #ESAastro2022 https://t.co/P77q35qXCZ

5:48 p.m. : Hello . Indeed, here are the names of the other astronauts of this class of 2022, as well as their nationality: the Spaniard Pablo Álvarez Fernández, the Briton Rosemary Coogan, the Belgian Raphaël Liégeois, the Swiss Marco Sieber and the Briton John McFall as parastronaut. Note that eleven reserve astronauts have also been named.

4:24 p.m. : That’s all ? I took the ESA video late and saw that 8 people were selected. Why only talk about French? Who are the other Europeans selected?

4:19 p.m. : The French Sophie Adenot takes the floor.

“We have all worked a lot for a year and a half and we are all happy to be here today,” she said, presenting her journey. https://t.co/m2IqXpJQoy

4:16 p.m. : “We have all worked hard for a year and a half and we are all happy to be here today.”

Frenchwoman Sophie Adenot spoke after her appointment.

3:46 p.m. : Sophie Adenot is part of the new class of European astronauts. Aged 40, this engineer is an Air Force officer. She was already the first female helicopter test pilot. Frenchwoman Sophie Adenot in a video from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted on YouTube, November 18, 2022. (FRENCH MINISTRY FOR EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS / YOUTUBE) (FRENCH MINISTRY FOR EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS / YOUTUBE)

4:28 p.m. : Sophie Adenot becomes the second French astronaut, more than twenty years after Claudie Haigneré

3:14 p.m. : This decision was taken after tough negotiations. The 22 Member States, gathered for two days in Paris, decided on an envelope up 17% compared to the last three years. However, these 17 billion euros are below the 18.5 billion requested by the Director General of ESA.

3:06 p.m. : “17 billion euros or almost” which will be devoted to the ESA. France, with 9 billion euros for the next 3 years, is the first contributor.

3:05 p.m. : France, with 9 billion euros of participation for the next three years, is the first contributor, specifies the minister.

4:17 p.m. : The European Space Agency (ESA) adopts a budget of 17 billion euros for the next three years, announces the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire.

2:55 p.m. : Everything took a little delay. The presentation of the new promotion of astronauts is shifted to at least 3:20 p.m. It could be a little later.

4:17 p.m. : The presentation of the new class will have a little late”, informs us our journalist Louis San, present on the spot. It will be done at “at least 3:20 p.m.”even “a bit later”.

4:16 p.m. : Of all these candidates, France applied the most. According to ESA figures (PDF in English), of the 22,523 candidates, 7,087 came from France, 3,695 from Germany, 2,000 from the United Kingdom, 1,845 from Italy, 1,341 from Spain and 1,007 from Belgium.

2:47 p.m. : These four or six lucky winners were selected from among some 22,000 candidates at the start. The ESA recruitment campaign was launched in February 2021.

4:16 p.m. : The European Space Agency (ESA) unveils its new promotion of astronauts, which will include between four and six elected officials. And, suspense… “There will probably be a Frenchman or a Frenchwoman”revealed Philippe Baptiste, CEO of the National Center for Space Studies (Cnes), interviewed on franceinfo. Follow live the presentation of the new promotion of European astronauts.

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