Awesome Astronomy Extra - How To Become An Astronaut


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Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Paul Hill, Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

As the European Space Agency gears up to opening its next recruitment campaign from 31 March to 28 May 2021, we take you through:

  • The entry requirements
  • The selection process
  • The missions successful candidates are expected to fly
  • The first astronaut trawl for candidates with certain physical disabilities

If you want to take a look and see if being an astronaut suits you, go to

If you want to apply, applications should be submitted to the ESA Careers website, from 31 March, at

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