Announcement of ESA’s new class of astronauts


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ESA’s new class of astronauts was announced in Paris on 23 November 2022. It includes career astronauts, reserve astronauts and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project.

Last year and for the first time since 2008, ESA launched a call for applications and it received more than 22 500 valid applications. At an event on 23 November, ESA revealed which of these were successful. The event was moderated by Louise Houghton.

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  1. It would also be interesting to see how many LGBTQ astronauts were selected (at least 2 in this groups should be, according to statistics) and how many come from disadvantaged social classes. The distinction men/women is not the only and not the most discriminatory one.

  2. I believe that it is necessary to raise the question of the advisability of using astronauts with limited physical abilities in work requiring increased physical abilities.
    Space exploration is the result of the work of millions of people and the expenditure of hundreds of millions of taxpayers, where the maximum useful result is important and necessary, and the transformation of a space project into an advertising agency to promote populist ideas is not the intended use of taxpayers' funds.
    The European Space Agency should take the mission entrusted to them more seriously, and not turn the matter into Disneyland.
    Also launch Greta Tumberg into space, so that for the billions of euros of taxes entrusted to the space agency, they told us from orbit how a Swedish girl was taken away from her childhood.
    If this continues, I will personally vote in the next election for a party that will limit the funding of this space agency if they are involved in politics instead of working.
    Let political movements pay for space flights from their own pocket, and not from the public, public funds should be spent on work and not on cheap PR.

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