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ESA receives 80 astronaut applications from Lithuania

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

80 candidates from Lithuania, including 62 men and 18 women, are partaking in the European Space Agency’s astronaut selection, with a total of almost 22,600 applications received so far this year, almost triple of the number of applications received during the last selection in 2008. “It’s historic, having so many applications for a handful of jobs. It shows that the competition is high,” ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher told a…