back to article ESA promises to get back to would-be astronauts by the end of 2021

Delays are a way of life for the space community, and the European Space Agency (ESA) has flown past its latest deadline for replying to astronaut applicants. In a post entitled "Astronaut applicants thanked as ESA contacts all candidates," Guillaume Weerts, head of space medicine, admitted that it actually hadn't. The latest …

  1. Chris G Silver badge

    Going nowhere

    In all probability space will still be there when the ESA does finally get round to communicating with all the applicants.

  2. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    Interesting numbers

    The EU has ~25% more population than the USA, and despite so few actual opportunities for ESA astronauts compared to the many more for NASA astronauts, the ESA got almost 50% more applicants.

    I wonder how this relates to the education systems, religion and the levels of belief in creationism, flat earth and young earth? Or something else entirely?

  3. Lars Silver badge
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    The good news

    The very good news would be a successful launch of the James Webb telescope before Christmas.

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