/Preparing Astronauts for Space – watch how it’s done
Preparing Astronauts for Space

Preparing Astronauts for Space – watch how it’s done

Preparing Astronauts for Space – How do ESA’s astronauts prepare for space?

The European Space Agency (ESA) is currently training five astronaut candidates for future missions to the International Space Station and beyond. Their training programme consists of three phases: The first phase is basic training, which covers medical exams, fitness assessments, and space programmes and systems.

The second phase, the pre-assignment training, is advanced training in specific areas such as systems training, vehicle training, robotics and EVA-training.

The third phase is mission-specific training, which is tailored to the tasks and experiments that astronauts will perform during their mission.

ESA’s astronaut training programme also includes training for exploration of the lunar surface, as astronauts will need to apply their skills and knowledge to new challenges in future space missions beyond Earth orbit.

Tags – Human Resources and Education, Human Spaceflight


Experience watching videos on the go.  If you have a signal you have YourNewsUKtv.  Just key in ynuk.tv on your smart phone or tablet and you’re in.

Subscribe to ynuk.tv daily news feed and be notified and the first to know when new videos or live streams have been posted.

Hope you enjoy your visit.  Let us have your reaction. Drop by our comment box and leave your views on our videos and channel. We’re here 24/7 and enjoy chatting.


Founder YourNewsUktv a community news web channel offering a fresh concept in news broadcasting. Stems from having been in National and International TV news journalism in the UK, Cuba, Moscow and Doha. Developed production and reporting skills, as well as programme editing for 24hour news outlets