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Something unexpected but amazing happened….

Updated: Jan 21

Earlier this year I discovered that ESA had created a pioneering programme to find a disabled astronaut - the Parastronaut Recruitment Scheme.


The paper work was not exactly straightforward- but I completed it and submitted it over the internet…


Even though I met the criteria, I was pretty sure that submitting the paperwork was going to be as close as I got to getting to space…. that was until last Thursday! I received an email to say I had made it through to the next stage - and this involves a trip to the Astronaut Training facility in Hamburg for further assessment…


I don’t need project Artemis - I’m already over the moon!!


PS - thanks to Mr Louis Fligelstone for the mocked up picture! The modern suits are much cooler (and $15M each!)


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