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ESA astronauts candidates after a parabolic flight aboard the Airbus A300 Zero-G
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- Title ESA astronauts candidates after a parabolic flight aboard the Airbus A300 Zero-G
- Released 11/05/2010 1:08 pm
- Copyright ESA - A. Le Floc'h
Europe's new astronaut candidates after their first parabolic flight on Friday, 7 May 2010. From left: Andreas Mogensen, Samantha Cristoforetti, Timothy Peake, Alexander Gerst, Thomas Pesquet and Luca Parmitano. They are officially called astronaut candidates until they complete basic training and pass a set of exams. This will happen in autumn 2010. The first of these new astronauts is expected to fly in space in 2012 or 2013.