ESA astronaut candidate interviews


Impressions from the new ESA astronaut candidates after their first month of training at the European Astronaut Training in Cologne, Germany.

TheESA astronaut candidates of the class of 2022 Sophie Adenot, Pablo Álvarez Fernández, Rosemary Coogan, Raphaël Liégeois and Marco Sieber started basic astronaut training on 3 April 2023 in preparation for future space missions. The five trainees were selectedfrom 22 500 applicants from across ESA Member States.

The candidates are trainedto the highest level of standards as specified by the International Space Station partners.Basic training includes learning about space exploration, technical and scientific disciplines, space systems and operations, as well as spacewalks and survival training. Once they receive theESA astronaut certification, they will move on to the next phases of pre-assignment and mission-specific training.

00:00 – 00:12 – Intro
00:12 – 02:43 – Sophie Adenot
02:43 – 04:22 – Pablo Álvarez Fernández
04:22 – 06:58 – Rosemary Coogan
06:58 – 09:11 – Raphaël Liégeois
09:11 – 11:21 – Marco Sieber
11:21 – 11:38 – Outro

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  1. The screenshot of the chapters are a few frames behind. I was 100% sure Marco Sieber is the Swiss guy so i skiped to him but still seeing the Belgian guy and for a sec I was like what the hell the Belgian got a German name but realized that I was right in the first place.
    Congrats to all btw. Wished one of them at least was picked from Germany 🇩🇪

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