The Cosmic Shed

ESA Astronaut Selection with Jennifer Ngo-Anh

March 30, 2021

ESA are looking for new astronauts and you can apply. Dr Jennifer Ngo-Anh is Team Leader in the Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency and joins Andrew for this episode of The Cosmic Shed.

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Jennifer Ngo-Anh tells us about the science done in Space

Jennifer, a medical doctor with a PhD in neuroscience, joined ESA in 2006, and tells Andrew what ESA are looking for in the new astronaut candidates and what the new space faring recruits will have to look forward to...including ESA's plans to return people to the Moon.

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ESA's missions for robots and humans in the near future

Jennifer and Andrew discuss the Lunar Gateway, a space station planned to go in orbit around the Moon, which the successful candidates for this round of astronaut recruitment may well find themselves on one day.

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show notes

You can apply to become one of the new crop of astronauts here
Image credits ESA/NASA and pictured is Luca Parmitano
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