How to become an astronaut?

Key Criteria of ESA for astronauts

Becoming an astronaut is a childhood dream of many people. Here's a guide to becoming an astronaut.

Read the key criteria to become an astronaut.

ESA will only consider applications from nationals of an ESA Member State or an Associated Member State.

Applicants must have at least a master's degree from a recognized academic institution.

They must then have at least three years of professional experience after graduation.

Applicants must be able to speak and write English well, and knowledge of another foreign language is an advantage.

There is no minimum age limit to become an astronaut, but there is a maximum age limit of 50 years.

Not surprisingly, you need to be in healthy shape to become an ESA astronaut.

ESA also has strict height requirements for astronauts, who must be between 150 cm and 190 cm (4 ft 11' and 6 ft 2.8').

The European Space Agency is looking for a para-astronaut who can go to the ISS in the future.