French instructor reaches for the celebs with astronaut app

Rouen, France – On a break from his job educating engineering college students within the Normandy area of France, Matthieu Pluvinage put the ending touches on an utility for a brand new job: astronaut.

Pluvinage, 38, is profiting from an initiative by the European Area Company to run an open marketing campaign to recruit new astronauts for its manned flight program. Whereas he is by no means been a check pilot or served within the army, typical astronaut credentials up to now, he ticks lots of the bins within the job description.

She has a grasp of science diploma, speaks English and French, considers herself match sufficient to go the medical examination, and is captivated with house. There are issues that make me suppose, ‘I need to do that! It is nice!'” Pluvinage stated in his workplace on the ESIGELEC engineering faculty close to Rouen, 140 km (90 miles) west of Paris, the place he teaches.

Pluvinage has a set of books on Thomas Pesquet, the house engineer and airline pilot who this yr turned the primary French commander of the Worldwide Area Station. Displayed on a pc monitor was his job utility, nonetheless in writing. You’ve got till June 18 to submit it, and you’ll know the lead to October.

The percentages are excessive. You have not even entered the hiring course of. The competitors can be robust. To achieve success, Pluvinage should go six rounds of choice. However he stated he determined to take the chance as a result of the subsequent time the house company makes an open name for brand new astronauts, in all probability in just a few years, it might be too previous.