Muqeem Ahmad, London,
The European Space Agency has announced the recruitment of new astronauts, an opportunity that has become available after 11 years. This time, women and the physically challenged are also being encouraged to create diversity and equality among astronauts.
Recruitment will start from the end of March and will continue till the end of May. Candidates must have a master’s degree in science and mathematics while they have to go through 6 stages for selection in which scientific and technical knowledge is mental. It also includes physical fitness and the ability to stay calm in difficult situations According to head of European Space Agency, said that we are going to recruit new astronauts with experienced to continue the space mission.
The European Space Agency last recruited astronauts in 2008 and received 8,000 applications, of which only 10 made it to the finals. This time the European Space Agency will recruit 26 permanent and reserve astronauts.