The Norwegian has been fortunate enough to take the ESA into space for 13 years-the waiting time for the next time may be very long.
The European Space Agency (ESA) recently issued a Recruitment advertisement They are looking for new astronauts there.
The new astronauts will participate in several space projects, which will be included in the history book.
– Marianne Vinje Tantillo, department manager of the Norwegian Space Center, said to E24 that those who are now hired will participate in very exciting space travel and will participate in things that have never been done before.
The last time ESA sought to hire new astronauts, it had submitted more than 8,000 applications, 73 of which were submitted by Norwegians.
-Tantillo State said that today, out of the 7 astronauts, 1 is a woman, which reflects the number of women who applied for the last time.
-What a pity. Therefore, we also encourage women to apply immediately.
So far, no Norwegian has won the honorary title of astronaut on ESA.
In addition to valid citizenship in an ESA country/region and fluent English speaking ability, applicants should also have a master’s degree in science or technology.
At the same time, they must have more than three years of field experience to complete the astronaut application.
-It must also motivate people to do the work they want to do. Tantillo said, therefore, doctors and bioengineers here have the same opportunities.
ESA also announced a new position “Astronaut”. This is for those who meet the requirements to become an astronaut but have a slight physical disability.
-Including short people, people with different leg lengths or amputations, Tantillo said.
-This is part of ESA’s project to promote the possibility of persons with disabilities to participate in space travel and work on the space station.