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Pillars of Creation (NIRCam and MIRI composite image)

Pillars of Creation (NIRCam and MIRI composite image)

European Service Module, Orion, Moon, Earth

European Service Module, Orion, Moon, Earth

MTG-I1 meets its launch adapter

MTG-I1 meets its launch adapter

ESA DG on Europe’s ambition for human spaceflight

ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher talks about Europe’s ambition for the future of human spaceflight: a European astronaut, on a European spaceship and a European capsule.

Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza, Spain

Earth from Space: Zaragoza

In this week’s edition of the Earth from Space programme, we explore the province of Zaragoza, in northeast Spain, thanks to the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

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Hubble hunts an unusual galaxy

Hubble hunts an unusual galaxy

Space for Education 2030

Space for Education 2030 is the evolution of the ESA education programme. Take a look at what the Education office has in store for students and young people of all ages at the dawn of a new space era, for them to acquire the right skills needed to achieve a sustainable and secure future, and sustain Europe’s great ambitions in space.

William Glacier calving

William Glacier lies on the Antarctic Peninsula. A team aboard the British Antarctic Survey’s RRS James Clark Ross research ship was taking ocean measurements off the Antarctic Peninsula in January 2020 when the front of the William Glacier disintegrated into a thousand small pieces before their very eyes. The team’s subsequent research has led to the discovery that glacier calving can excite vigorous internal waves – a process that has been neglected in driving ocean mixing in computer models.

 Read full story: Glacier calving and a whole lot of mixing

Announcement of ESA's new class of astronauts

ESA’s new class of astronauts was announced on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 at the Grand Palais Éphémère (GPE) in Paris. The new class includes career astronauts, reserve astronauts as well as astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project.

Last year and for the first time since 2008, ESA launched a call for applications and it received more than 22 500 valid applications. At this event ESA revealed which of these were successful. The event was moderated by Louise Houghton.

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Announcement of ESA Astronaut Class of 2022

These 17 astronaut candidates were among the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

The names of the selected candidates were announced on 23 November 2022, following the ESA Council at Ministerial level.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

ESA Council Meeting at Ministerial Level - Media Conference

Watch the replay of the press conference that brings the Council Meeting at Ministerial Level in Paris (CM22) to a close. ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher, as well as the hosting minister and the CM22 chair, present the outcome of this high-level meeting that takes place on 22 and 23 November. ESA’s plans for the next three years reflect the needs to raise Europe up another level in space activities, and to ensure that space continues to serve European citizens.

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ESA DG reacts to outcome of CM22

The ESA Council at Ministerial level (CM22) is taking place in Paris, France, on 22 and 23 November. ESA’s Member States, Associate Members and Cooperating States are invited to together strengthen Europe’s space ambitions and ensure that space continues to serve European citizens.

MTG-I1 being moved to the Hazardous Processing Facility

MTG-I1 being moved to the Hazardous Processing Facility

ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Marco Sieber

Marco Sieber, from Switzerland, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, he talks about the reasons that motivated him to apply for the position and his passion for space exploration.

Marco Sieber is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Carmen Possnig

Carmen Possnig, from Austria, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, she talks about the reasons that motivated her to apply for the position and her passion for space exploration.

Carmen Possnig is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Nicola Winter

Nicola Winter, from Germany, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, she talks about the reasons that motivated her to apply for the position and her passion for space exploration.

Nicola Winter is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Pablo Álvarez Fernández

Pablo Álvarez Fernández, from Spain, is a member of the ESAAstronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, he/she talks about the reasons that motivated him/her to apply for the position and his/her passion for space exploration.

Pablo Álvarez Fernández is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – John McFall

John McFall, from United Kingdom, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, he talks about the reasons that motivated him to apply for the position and his passion for space exploration.

John McFall is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Raphaël Liégeois

Raphaël Liégeois, from Belgium, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, he talks about the reasons that motivated him to apply for the position and his passion for space exploration.

Raphaël Liégeois is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Rosemary Coogan

Rosemary Coogan, from United Kingdom, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, she talks about the reasons that motivated her to apply for the position and his/her passion for space exploration.

Rosemary Coogan is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Meganne Christian

Meganne Christian, from United Kingdom, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, she talks about the reasons that motivated her to apply for the position and hher passion for space exploration.

Meganne Christian is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Marcus Wandt

Marcus Wandt, from Sweden, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, he talks about the reasons that motivated him to apply for the position and his passion for space exploration.

Marcus Wandt is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Amelie Schoenenwald

Amelie Schoenenwald, from Germany, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, he/she talks about the reasons that motivated him/her to apply for the position and his/her passion for space exploration.

Amelie Schoenenwald is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Aleš Svoboda

Aleš Svoboda, from Czech Republic, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, he/she talks about the reasons that motivated him/her to apply for the position and his/her passion for space exploration.

Aleš Svoboda is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Anthea Comellini

Anthea Comellini, from Italy, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, she talks about the reasons that motivated her to apply for the position and her passion for space exploration.

Anthea Comellini is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Arnaud Prost

Arnaud Prost, from France, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, he talks about the reasons that motivated him to apply for the position and his passion for space exploration.

Arnaud Prost is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Sophie Adenot

Sophie Adenot, from France, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, she talks about the reasons that motivated her to apply for the position and her passion for space exploration.

Sophie Adenot is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Interviews

Set of interviews to ESA’s new class of astronauts. The ESAAstronaut Class of 2022 includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project.

In 2021, ESA opened the first call for new astronauts since 2008. The European Space Agency received more than 22 500 valid applications to join the European astronaut corps on missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

The names of the selected candidates were announced on 23 November 2022, following the ESA Council at Ministerial level.

ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 – Sara García Alonso

Sara García Alonso, from Spain, is a member of the ESA Astronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, she talks about the reasons that motivated her to apply for the position and her passion for space exploration.

Sara García Alonso is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.

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