Call for new ESA Astronauts

ESA Astronaut Application Requirements

If you are interested, or even just curious, the European Space Agency – ESA Astronaut Recruitment website is now live: https://www.esa.int/YourWayToSpace.

Some exciting developments include an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, and a new “Parastronaut Feasibility Project”. If you might be eligible to apply, the FAQ page is a great resource.

Video of the press briefing in English:

For the first time in 11 years, ESA is looking for new astronauts to work alongside ESA’s existing astronauts as Europe enters a new era of space exploration.

Speakers include Jan Wörner, ESA Director General; Samantha Cristoforetti, ESA astronaut; Tim Peake, ESA astronaut; David Parker, ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration; Frank De Winne, ESA Low Earth Orbit Exploration Group Leader, Head of the European Astronaut Centre; Jennifer Ngo-Anh, ESA Research and Payloads Programme Coordinator, Human and Robotic Exploration; Lucy van der Tas, ESA Head of Talent Acquisition.

Press briefings in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch, are available in the ESA video gallery.

Published by the ad astra vita project

The ad astra vita project aims to promote global space life sciences and health networking, including an annual international conference which is diverse, inclusive, and accessible, provide a resources portal related to medicine in austere and extreme environments, and offer a space health consultancy. It is a philanthropic not-for-profit initiative.

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