ESA names former Paralympic sprinter first ever ‘Parastronaut’

The European House Company named former British Paralympic sprinter John McFall as its first ‘parastronaut’ on Wednesday 23 November. McFall, 41, will participate in a feasibility examine designed to assist the 22-nation company consider the circumstances wanted for individuals with disabilities to participate in future house missions. “It was fairly a whirlwind expertise, as as an amputee, I by no means thought turning into an astronaut was a chance. So the thrill was an enormous thrill,” McFall stated in an interview posted on the ESA web site. McFall was amongst 17 recruits chosen for astronaut coaching by the European House Company. Credit score: House Company European by way of Storyful