The European Space Agency is set to hire and launch world’s first physically disabled astronaut.
It is going to be 22-member space programme for which decennial recruitment call for astronauts. It received 22,000 applicants. Space mission will ESA’s 7-billion-euro budget mission and is a 3rd of NASA’s. Seven or eight launches in a year are dwarfed by 40 launches by United States.
How Space Missions are evolving?
Space sector is developing fast. Different space agencies are refashioning their outlining plans to refresh space missions. Founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, will become the first man to go into space on his own rocket in July 2021. This highlights the role that tech billionaires are playing in space field which was once dominated by public agencies.
European Space Agency
The intergovernmental organization comprising of 22 member states. The agency, established in the year 1975, is dedicated to exploration of space. It is headquartered in Paris, France. Its space flight programme includes human spaceflight, launch & operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets & Moon, Earth observation, science & telecommunication etc.
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