Technology Space: European Space Agency recruits six new astronauts

Space: European Space Agency recruits six new astronauts




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The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for astronauts, six Europeans, to potentially go to the Moon or Mars. The announcement was made on Wednesday March 31.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is recruiting six European astronauts. ESA wants a very wide selection of astronauts. She expects 15,000 candidates. You must have a bac + 5 in science, three years of scientific and technical experience, be between 26 and 50 years old, speak English well and have good physical and mental health, even if the European Space Agency specifies that disability lower limbs will not necessarily be an obstacle.

We are not asking for top athletes or Nobel Prizes. In the end, you have to have a reasonable level in many areas. No ordeal is insurmountable “, assures astronaut Thomas Pesquet. In 2008, there were only 16% female applicants. The ESA targets 30, even 50% of female candidates. A girl will certainly be selected among the six future astronauts. The selection criteria have changed a lot since the 1960s, with more openness.



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