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DIRECT. The European Space Agency unveils its new promotion of astronauts


ESA lifts the veil this Wednesday on its new promotion of astronauts, which succeeds that of 2009 which includes the Frenchman Thomas Pes

The essential

  • The 22 member countries of ESA decide today on their programs and funding for the next three years. 

  • The agency will above all lift the veil on its new promotion of astronauts, which will succeed that of 2009, which includes the Frenchman Thomas Pesquet.

  • Who will follow in his footsteps?

    A French or a French could be among the winners called to fly in orbit. 

  • A new project called "parastronaut" is also presented.

    It will give disabled people the opportunity to become astronauts and fly in orbit.


A drastic selection 

The lucky winners, between four and six people, were chosen from over 22,000 candidates, after a long selection process (medical and psychological tests, interviews, etc.).


Hello and welcome

We are going to discover together and live the new promotion of astronauts from the European Space Agency. 

Source: leparis

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