ESA’s astronaut selection – the aftermath


Want to learn more about applications to ESA’s astronaut selection? Watch the replay of this media briefing to get an insight into the total number and spread of applications across all ESA Member and Associate Member states. Vacancies for the positions of astronaut and astronaut (with a physical disability) have closed on 18 June 2021, after a two-and-a-half-month-long application period.

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  1. Fantastic numbers, space is attracting more and more people. About the selection process, I thought phase one was "cognitive, technical, motor coordination and personality testing" as stated on your website but Antonella said it will be psychological, practical and psychometric tests, which is phase 2. Does anyone know if this has changed?

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