Hundreds of potential area vacationers wishing to be amongst the next-generation of astronauts to fly with the European Space Agency (ESA) will certainly need to wait till at the very least November to figure out if they have actually obtained the best things after a flooding of candidates, company authorities have actually stated. Applications for ESA’s astronaut corps as well as a new program for “parastronauts” with handicaps shut on June 18, yet prospective prospects are being requested their persistence as the variety of candidates extremely went beyond the area company’s preliminary assumptions. 

“At ESA, we strongly think that every application ought to get the interest it should have. With the substantial variety of candidates, it just takes even more time than originally visualized,” Guillaume Weerts, the head of area medication at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre (EAC), stated in a statement