Meet ESA's class of 2022 astronauts 👇 #ESAastro2022
Britain has the para-astronaut candidate. John... but I missed his surname. D'oh! #CM22
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
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
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
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
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
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
Five career astronauts selected, so the other 11 will be reserve astronauts. They apparently did not know who was who until now.
Brits in space. Christian (reserve), McFall (para), Coogan (career).
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 👏👏👍🚀
A quick breakdown of the newest ESA astronaut class.By country:UK - 3France, Germany, Italy, Spain - 2Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland - 1
By age:Youngest - 30 years oldOldest - 42 years oldAverage - 34.8 years oldBy highest education:Doctorate - 11Master's - 6By military status:Military - 7Civilian - 10
https://twitter.com/bbcamos/status/1595429017577988098QuoteBritain has the para-astronaut candidate. John... but I missed his surname. D'oh! #CM22https://twitter.com/esa/status/1595429538816823298QuoteJoining 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
N° 63–2022: ESA presents new generation of ESA astronauts23 November 2022The 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 AstronautPablo Álvarez Fernández Spain Career AstronautMeganne Christian UK Member of the Astronaut ReserveAnthea Comellini Italy Member of the Astronaut ReserveRosemary Coogan UK Career AstronautSara García Alonso Spain Member of the Astronaut ReserveRaphaël Liégeois Belgium Career AstronautJohn McFall UK Parastronaut Feasibility Study MemberAndrea Patassa Italy Member of the Astronaut ReserveCarmen Possnig Austria Member of the Astronaut ReserveArnaud Prost France Member of the Astronaut ReserveAmelie Schoenenwald Germany Member of the Astronaut ReserveMarco Sieber Switzerland Career AstronautAleš Svoboda Czech Republic Member of the Astronaut ReserveSławosz Uznański Poland Member of the Astronaut ReserveMarcus Wandt Sweden Member of the Astronaut ReserveNicola 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.
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
👩🏻🚀👨🚀👩🚀👩🏻🚀👨🏻🚀🧑🏻🚀 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
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
A taste of space with world's first disabled astronaut John McFall