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Friday, 12 February 2021

European Space Agency to recruit new astronauts for the moon

 

ESA will launch a campaign next week to recruit astronauts from member states, for a new mission to the moon according to the European Space Agency. Detailed information on recruitment conditions will be provided on the 16th (Tuesday), with application dates from March 31 to May 28. 

 


According to the information released by ESA, the selection process will be divided into six stages and should be completed in October. ESA has also launched a pilot project and is expected to select an astronaut, "the first astronaut with a certain degree of disability." 

 

The pilot astronaut program will provide an opportunity to “enter a part of the society that has been excluded from space flight so far” to engage in the career of an astronaut, adding that this is the first time in history that the space agency has launched Space mission. Such a huge inclusive project. Astronaut recruitment activities are part of ESA's more comprehensive strategy, which aims to show the organization "a large number of job opportunities." 

 


The goal is to recruit approximately 100 employees per year in the next 10 years. ESA also revealed that it expects to attract more women this year, which shows that a total of 1,413 candidates were accepted by 1,430 in 2009. 

 


The organization’s statement quoted the opinion of David Parker, director of the Human and Robot Exploration Department, who believes that ESA’s diversity should not only address the origin, age, experience or gender of astronauts, but “maybe also include physical Disability".

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