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Astronauts wanted in the EU Space Agency!

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posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 08:17 PM

So what is the right stuff?
By Finlo Rohrer
BBC News Magazine

The European Space Agency is doing its first major trawl for recruits for more than a decade. An expected 50,000 applicants will be whittled down to four astronauts destined to live on the International Space Station. What are they looking for?

Being an astronaut is the opposite of being a learner driver. The learner trains a few days for many years of driving. The astronaut can train for years for a few days in space.

Since the beginning of space travel, people have asked themselves this question: what do you have to be like to be an astronaut?

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If I only had my youth back.

Anybody on ATS feel they have the right stuff?

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