Can Technology Open Spaceflight to Disabled Astronauts?

The European Space Agency wants to make sure its new astronaut class is more diverse. But it will take redesigned gear to make space accessible to everybody.

What would it be like to have a spaceship with a truly diverse crew—not the mix of alien species seen in so many sci-fi series, but human beings with all kinds of bodies? The European Space Agency announced in early February that it is recruiting a new pool of four full-time and 20 reserve astronauts for upcoming missions to the International Space Station, as well as future international missions to the moon. The agency promises the new astronaut class will

→ Continue reading at Wired - Science

More from author

Related posts

Advertisment

Latest posts

Jeff Bezos Isn't Actually an Astronaut, According to the FAA

Four crew members of the New Shepard were referred to as the "the newest international astronauts" several times during the post-mission press conference....

Tenderly raises $15.3M to help Ethereum developers ship decentralized apps faster

Blockchain infrastructure startups are heating up as industry fervor brings more developers and users to a space that still feels extremely young despite a...

3 Vital Risk Management Principles For Startup Founders

Risk management in the land of startups is a very confusing concept. The main reason is that risk management is usually associated with managing...