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ESA astronaut class 2022
« on: 11/23/2022 01:49 pm »
https://twitter.com/esa/status/1595427343480377344

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Meet ESA's class of 2022 astronauts 👇 #ESAastro2022

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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #1 on: 11/23/2022 01:50 pm »
https://twitter.com/bbcamos/status/1595429017577988098

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Britain has the para-astronaut candidate. John... but I missed his surname. D'oh! #CM22

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1595429538816823298

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Joining the ESA class of 2022 astronauts is John McFall, from the United Kingdom, as an astronaut with a physical disability. #ESAastro2022

 👉https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Astronauts/John_McFall
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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #2 on: 11/23/2022 01:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/esaspaceflight/status/1595429731830272000

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Meet @esa astronaut Sophie Adenot. Sophie was born in 1982 in France. She specialised in spacecraft and aircraft flight dynamics. Sophie is also a helicopter test and rescue pilot, and worked as a cockpit design engineer.
https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Astronauts/Sophie_Adenot

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Meet @esa astronaut Pablo Álvarez Fernández. Pablo was born in 1988 in Spain. He is an aerospace engineer with experience in space development and testing.
https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Astronauts/Pablo_Alvarez_Fernandez

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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #3 on: 11/23/2022 01:58 pm »
https://twitter.com/esaspaceflight/status/1595430770587439105

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Meet @esa astronaut Rosemary Coogan. Rosemary was born in 1991 in the UK. She holds a PhD in Astronomy, and has worked for @ESA_Euclid and @ESA_Webb telescope as a research fellow in space science.
https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Astronauts/Rosemary_Coogan

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Meet @esa astronaut Raphaël Liégeois. Raphaël was born in 1988 in Belgium. He is a biomedical engineer, holds a PhD in neuroscience and has a master’s degree in fundamental physics.
https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Astronauts/Raphael_Liegeois

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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #4 on: 11/23/2022 01:59 pm »
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Meet @esa astronaut Marco Alain Sieber. Marco was born in 1989 in Switzerland. He holds a PhD in Medicine and is a specialist in emergency medicine. He has worked as a helicopter rescue medical doctor.
https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Astronauts/Marco_Alain_Sieber

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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #5 on: 11/23/2022 02:00 pm »
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Five career astronauts selected, so the other 11 will be reserve astronauts. They apparently did not know who was who until now.

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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #6 on: 11/23/2022 02:05 pm »

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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #7 on: 11/23/2022 03:28 pm »
So pleased to see people following in Tim Peake’s footsteps (who followed Helen Sharman)  :D

https://twitter.com/bbcamos/status/1595444182247788546

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Brits in space. Christian (reserve), McFall (para), Coogan (career).

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/astro_timpeake/status/1595454796189908993

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Well this has to be a first - four British @esa astronauts together! A great result for the #UK and continued cooperation with our European partners in human spaceflight 👏👏👍🚀
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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #9 on: 11/23/2022 06:28 pm »
twitter.com/tgmetsfan98/status/1595477508811636780

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A quick breakdown of the newest ESA astronaut class.

By country:
UK - 3
France, Germany, Italy, Spain - 2
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland - 1

https://twitter.com/tgmetsfan98/status/1595477511114309661

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By age:
Youngest - 30 years old
Oldest - 42 years old
Average - 34.8 years old

By highest education:
Doctorate - 11
Master's - 6

By military status:
Military - 7
Civilian - 10

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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #10 on: 11/24/2022 03:09 am »
Clarification of the role of being a reserve astronaut.

https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/ESA_presents_new_generation_of_ESA_astronauts

"For the first time, ESA has established a reserve pool of astronauts. This reserve list is composed of astronaut candidates who were successful throughout the entire selection process but cannot be recruited at this point in time. Astronauts in the reserve remain with their current employers and will receive a consultancy contract and basic support. They will start basic training in case a flight opportunity has been identified."
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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #11 on: 11/24/2022 03:55 am »
https://twitter.com/bbcamos/status/1595429017577988098

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Britain has the para-astronaut candidate. John... but I missed his surname. D'oh! #CM22

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1595429538816823298

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Joining the ESA class of 2022 astronauts is John McFall, from the United Kingdom, as an astronaut with a physical disability. #ESAastro2022

 👉https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Astronauts/John_McFall


I somehow initially misread that to mean an astronaut recruited from the Paras, being a UK astronaut...

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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #12 on: 11/24/2022 04:42 am »

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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #13 on: 11/24/2022 08:11 am »
https://www.esa.int/Newsroom/Press_Releases/ESA_presents_new_generation_of_ESA_astronauts

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N° 63–2022: ESA presents new generation of ESA astronauts
23 November 2022

The European Space Agency has chosen 17 new astronaut candidates from more than 22 500 applicants from across its Member States. In this new 2022 class of ESA astronauts are five career astronauts, 11 members of an astronaut reserve and one astronaut with a disability.

ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher introduced the members of the 2022 ESA astronaut class, the first new recruits in 13 years, today at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris, France, shortly after the ESA Council at Ministerial level ended.

The ESA astronaut candidates are:

Name                    Member State   (type: Career Astronaut, Member of the Astronaut Reserve, Parastronaut Feasibility Study Member)
Sophie Adenot           France         Career Astronaut
Pablo Álvarez Fernández Spain          Career Astronaut
Meganne Christian       UK             Member of the Astronaut Reserve
Anthea Comellini        Italy          Member of the Astronaut Reserve
Rosemary Coogan         UK             Career Astronaut
Sara García Alonso      Spain          Member of the Astronaut Reserve
Raphaël Liégeois        Belgium        Career Astronaut
John McFall             UK             Parastronaut Feasibility Study Member
Andrea Patassa          Italy          Member of the Astronaut Reserve
Carmen Possnig          Austria        Member of the Astronaut Reserve
Arnaud Prost            France         Member of the Astronaut Reserve
Amelie Schoenenwald     Germany        Member of the Astronaut Reserve
Marco Sieber            Switzerland    Career Astronaut
Aleš Svoboda            Czech Republic Member of the Astronaut Reserve
Sławosz Uznański        Poland         Member of the Astronaut Reserve
Marcus Wandt            Sweden         Member of the Astronaut Reserve
Nicola Winter           Germany        Member of the Astronaut Reserve


 “Today we welcome the 17 members of the new ESA astronaut class 2022. This ESA astronaut class is bringing ambition, talent and diversity in many different forms – to drive our endeavours, and our future.

“The continuous exploration in low Earth orbit on the International Space Station, going forward to the Moon – and beyond,” said ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher.

ESA’s director of Human and Robotic Exploration, David Parker, added “This is an extraordinary time for human spaceflight and for Europe. After the successful launch of Artemis I with ESA’s European Service Module powering Orion to the Moon, we are on the forefront of human space exploration. We are delighted to have this group of extremely talented people, to continue European science and operations on the International Space Station and beyond.”

ESA’s new astronaut candidates will take up duty at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. They will be trained to the highest level of standards as specified by the International Space Station partners.

Frank De Winne, head of the European Astronaut Centre and ESA’s International Space Station programme Manager said: “We are excited to welcome the new ESA astronaut class of 2022 and I am looking forward to see all these ambitious young career astronaut candidates joining us for their first training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023, going forward to explore and shape space exploration.”

After completion of the 12-month basic training, the new astronauts will be ready to enter the next Space Station training phase and, once assigned to a mission, their training will be tailored to specific mission tasks.

For the first time, ESA has established a reserve pool of astronauts. This reserve list is composed of astronaut candidates who were successful throughout the entire selection process but cannot be recruited at this point in time. Astronauts in the reserve remain with their current employers and will receive a consultancy contract and basic support. They will start basic training in case a flight opportunity has been identified.

ESA also selected one astronaut candidate with a physical disability. He will take part in the Parastronaut Feasibility Project to develop options for the inclusion of astronauts with physical disabilities in human spaceflight and possible future missions.

The ESA astronaut class 2022 includes five career astronauts, 11 reserve astronauts as well as one astronaut with a physical disability.
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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #14 on: 04/03/2023 12:20 pm »
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You can't make up coincidences like that: today, as NASA announces the crew of #ArtemisII (5pm Paris time), our new promotion of euro astronauts start at @ESA_EAC . Their (long 😅) training will lead them to the ISS in a few years. The future is now! @esaspaceflight @esa

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👩🏻‍🚀👨‍🚀👩‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀👨🏻‍🚀🧑🏻‍🚀 Quite a few new faces to introduce! Welcome @Soph_astro, @Astro_Pablo_A, Rosemary Coogan, @Raph_Astro, Marco Sieber and @AussieAstroKa (from the @AusSpaceAgency)!
#ESAastro2022 @esa @esaspaceflight

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What’s on the menu for training, you ask? Astronautics, ISS and other spacecraft systems, science, and research, languages, more practical courses like survival, daily fitness, exploration… and much more 📚🤓 #ESAastro2022 @esa @esaspaceflight

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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #17 on: 04/04/2023 02:09 am »
ESA photos of start of training
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Re: ESA astronaut class 2022
« Reply #18 on: 04/28/2023 02:14 pm »
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A taste of space with world's first disabled astronaut John McFall

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