The European Space Agency is recruiting its next generation of astronauts in 2021. Till date only 11% of astronauts worldwide have been women. Yet, to build a sustainable human presence in space, there is a need for more diversity in crews. ESA is highly encouraging women to apply to the upcoming selection, and at ‘Our Giant Leap’ we aim to encourage and support them in this process.
Through this series of webinars organised by the SGAC Our Giant Leap team, we will explain the current status of diversity in astronaut crews, and why an increase is needed. We will also support your application by sharing tips and insights from our experts. Finally, we want you to meet with applicants to the selection to learn more about their path in the process, and hopefully convince you that you might also have what it takes to be an astronaut !
This webinar will focus on the selection process. It aims to give you an insight into how the selection works with talks from experts involved in previous and similar selections and we will also hear about the daily life of an astronaut on the ground.
You can already participate in the event before it begins! Use #AskOGL to ask your questions about the webinar and to the speakers.
This webinar is the 3rd and last episode of a series about the ESA astronaut selection. This webinar will be recorded.
4 speakers, who will apply to the ESA Astronaut selection, will talk about their current occupation, their background and their motivation to be an astronaut.