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British Paralympian could become the world’s first disabled astronaut

British Paralympian becomes astronaut candidate. John Mcfall becomes first disabled ESA astronaut candidate.

Where: United Kingdom

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British Paralympian John McFall is the European Space Agency’s first disabled astronaut candidate.
At 41, McFall is one of 17 astronaut candidates selected by the ESA from across Europe.
The ESA had received 22,500 applications in all.
McFall was selected to participate in the agency’s Parastronaut Feasibility Project, designed to understand “the barriers space flight presents for astronauts with a physical disability.”
McFall lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident at the age of 19.

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