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ESA receives record number of applicants for disabled astronauts

ESA receives record number of applicants for disabled astronauts

The European Space Agency says it was ’blown away’ by the record number of applicants hoping to become the continent’s next generation of space travelers, including some 200 people with disabilities. The recruitment drive aimed at more astronaut diversity. ESA sought out people with physical disabilities, for an effort to determine what adaptations necessary to space stations to accommodate them.

Clara
Clara
Benzion Menashe
Benzion Menashe 0 months

Disabled astronauts?! What's next? Surgeons with arthritis? Retarded teachers? 🙄🙄🙄

Cameron tolley
Cameron tolley 0 months

More👏female👏 disabled👏retards👏in👏space

jon
jon 0 months

Bets on the next "marginalized group" to become astronauts? A. Black transgender weightlifters B. Midgets (sorry, "little people") C. Manatees D. Brian Stelter lookalikes

Stefan
Stefan 0 months

Got a better idea! Find a disabled, non white lesbian woman, you’d have all the boxes checked and you can save some space for supplies!

Phoenix
Phoenix 0 months

I’m glad they’ve got their priorities straight. I hate to see that they were looking for the best people for the job instead.

Djjfxb
Djjfxb 0 months

We need retarded astronauts!

Seekster
Seekster 0 months

You know how you get more people (including the types of people you want to pander to) into space? You make space travel more affordable through reusability and competition.

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 0 months

Iron lungs in space? Helen Keller?

T
T 0 months

Put midgets in space, they too are a minority.

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 0 months

I just.. the asinine levels are off the charts

Indo
Indo 0 months

Women, ok. Disabled I don't get. Oh, wait a minute. Wait a doggone minute. They can just floating around all day long. Don't need to help to do just that. How clever !!

We’re All Human Beings
We’re All Human Beings 0 months

What about space walks?

Ver
Ver 0 months

I vote for a blind pilot

Jon
Jon 0 months

What's next is a pemium entertainment channel on TV where we just watch EU Astronauts, waiting for the inevitable.

Special Ed
Special Ed 0 months

So best of the best wasn't inclusive enough so simply just getting rid of the best of the best policy was not good enough that they had to go full opposite... insert that never go full retard meme here. To be fair though, I have often thought sending non normal type people might be good in certain circumstances. For one example: Going to mars they are worried about the non human contact and isolation. Well send a person like me who is used to and likes being alone with no human contact. Just as long as no training or other important criteria is compromised and ability to work type stuff will still get done and to the same standards. You put normal best of the best astronauts in a situation like that when they have never been loners or away from people or loved ones for a year or years at a time, they are the ones most likely to crack.

The Right Perspective
The Right Perspective 0 months

I hope greater effort is made to increase the representation of psychopaths in space.

george
george 0 months

So woke...

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer 0 months

Somehow I read that headline as disemboweled astronauts. Now what kind of a deal is this?

RichieRamirez
RichieRamirez 0 months

Identity politics in the space!

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 0 months

Does this mean the ISS is going to have to install a wheelchair ramp?

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