How to become an astronaut? European Space Agency begins a new recruitment process

For the first time in over a decade, the European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking new astronauts. Present astronauts say that the program will push the boundaries of human endurance, engineering and science. One new and amazing aspect of this selection campaign is the introduction of the ‘Parastronaut Fly! Feasibility Project’. In this episode, I asked all the questions like When, Who and How to become an astronaut to Dr. Anna Fogtman, Crew Exploration Scientist from the European Astronaut Centre of European Space Agency. Anna has great knowledge about their duties, training procedures, and of course all selection criteria of this new recruitment process. So if you ever dreamed to become an astronaut, here’s your chance with ESA. But remember to have a “Plan B”.

Why? More in this video.


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Co-founder of the European Space Foundation. The originator of the European Rover Challenge project. Experienced dot-connector and communication consultant specializing in technology and innovation (data and content-driven communication). Owner of a PR consultancy working in the CEE region. Very committed space advocate. Author of articles and whitepapers on science and technology. Media pundit on the topics of space exploration and space technology transfer. Speaker and lecturer, organizer and moderator of conferences and events. In the past European Coordinator of The Mars Society and spokesperson of TMS in Poland. For his space advocacy work, Lukasz was awarded a unique award Tiuterra Crystal created by the Austrian Space Forum in collaboration with Swarovski. He joined the previous winners’ ranks, such as Head of SpaceX Elon Musk, former head of NASA Charles Bolden, or head of the UN space sector agency, Dr. Simonetta di Pippo and European astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. After hours, he explores programming, viewing it as learning a new foreign language of the future.