British Paralympian world’s first disabled astronaut
British Paralympic sprinter John McFall is chosen as the first disabled astronaut by the European Space Agency. He was among 22,000 applicants for the mission.
McFall will join the space training corp to work with designers and engineers to see if he can be the first disabled person to go into space.
He says hopes to inspire others and show that “science is for everyone… and potentially space is for everyone”.
John McFall lost his right leg in a motorbike accident while on holiday when he was about 18.
The European Space Agency revealed its “class of 2022” at a conference in Paris.
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