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'Space is for everyone': Europe's Space Agency to hire first disabled astronaut
26/06/2021 10:01 AM | Click to read full article
The European Space Agency hopes to hire and launch the world's first physically disabled astronaut and several hundred would-be para-astronauts have already applied for the role, ESA head Josef Aschbacher told Reuters on Friday.
The 22-member space programme has just closed its latest decennial recruitment call for astronauts and received 22,000 applicants.