Astronaut Selection 2021

For the first time in 11 years, the European Space Agency will again recruit astronauts. ESA is seeking candidates with a Master’s degree (or higher) and a minimum of three years’ experience in natural science, medicine, engineering, mathematics or computer science.

Ambassadors of humanity and pioneers of space exploration, astronauts make us dream and inspire us. Above all, they are also women and men who are motivated and passionate about space and their work. Join them!

Applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, or other characteristics, are welcome. ESA is also issuing a special call for candidates with physical disabilities to apply to its astronaut reserve for its parastronaut project.


Applications open 31 March 2021.


Newsletter February 2021

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Sustainable Space Logistics – Digitial Symposium

16-18 February 2021, online. EPFL Space Center is organizing in collaboration with several space entities – including Space Innovation – a 3-day digital symposium on Sustainable Space Logistics with space and sustainability experts, as well as observers from outside the space area.

ESA Young Graduate Trainee positions open

ESA is looking for its new Young Graduate Trainees! Vacancies are open until 1st March and are available in engineering, science, IT, natural/social science and business services.

Webinar for Space Mechanisms and Structures

10 February 2021 at 15.00 CET, online: “In-Space Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities for Building our 21st Century Future” with Olivier De Weck, Prof. at MIT and EPFL. Restricted to the Swiss Space community.