Europe’s next top astronaut: France’s Pesquet touts new recruitment campaign

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Europe’s next top astronaut: France’s Pesquet touts new recruitment campaign” – below is their description.

    The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its first new astronaut recruitment campaign in 11 years on Tuesday – with applications opening on March 31. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet told FRANCE 24 that he wants to encourage all those interested in a career in space – especially women – to apply.

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