The European Space Agency (ESA) is currently recruiting new Astronauts for the first time in 11 years.
The vacancy is closed and the selection process is running:
|Receiving applications||31 March - 18 June 2021|
|Screening||May - June 2021|
|Psychological Test Series||July - November 2021|
|Practical and Psychometric testing||January - April 2022|
|Medical Selection||May - July 2022|
|Interview round 1||July - September 2022|
|Interview round 2||September 2022|
|Appointment and annauncement||October 2022|
To provide potential Belgian candidates with more information about this exciting opportunity, ESA and BELSPO organised an information event on the 60th anniversary of the first human in space: Monday the 12th of April from 11:00 to 12:00.
The following speakers contributed in person:
Including video message by Samantha Cristoforetti, ESA Astronaut, scheduled for her second flight to the International Space Station in 2022.
|11:00 – 11:40||Information session with all the above speakers|
|11:40 – 12:00||Q&A (press and general public)|
This video summarises advice given by ESA astronauts during the ESA Astronaut Careers Fair on 22 April 2021. Samantha Cristoforetti, Thomas Reiter and André Kuipers have all flown in space as ESA astronauts and offer their perspectives on the selection process and the work and life of an astronaut.
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Belgian Science Policy
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