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Japan Aerospace Agency opens recruitment of astronauts

20.11.2021 87 просмотров

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced on Friday on its website that it is starting a new recruitment of astronauts from December 20, which, in particular, will be able to take part in lunar exploration programs. 

Applications will be accepted until March 4, then volunteers & nbsp; you have to go through four exams. The winners of the competition will be announced tentatively in March 2023, after which they will begin training.

This time, the agency refused to allow only people with a science or technical education to recruit. It is only necessary to have experience in any structures for at least three years. This relaxation of the requirements is due to the fact that the Moon exploration programs may require specialists with different education.

Men and women from 149.5 to 190.5 cm tall are allowed to participate in the competition. The previous strict weight requirements have been cancelled. Persons with physical disabilities may also be admitted if the contestants meet the visual and hearing acuity parameters.

JAXA currently has seven astronauts, with an average age of 52 in this group. By the 2030s, when active exploration of the Moon is expected, only two of them will remain in service, the rest will have to retire.

In the spring of 2019, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced a draft program exploration and exploration of the Moon Artemis. At the third stage of the program, it is planned to land astronauts on the Earth satellite approximately in the late 2020s, and then send them to Mars around the mid-2030s.

Tokyo in 2019 announced its decision to join the American lunar program. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan and NASA signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of exploration of the Earth's natural satellite. We are talking about cooperation in the supply of equipment, the exchange of data on the lunar surface, the joint creation of a lunar rover, as well as the possible sending of Japanese astronauts to the moon.

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