ESA’s new parastronaut John McFall, a British former Paralympic sprinter, poses at the Grand Palais Ephemere in Paris on Wednesday. Photo: AP
ESA’s new parastronaut John McFall, a British former Paralympic sprinter, poses at the Grand Palais Ephemere in Paris on Wednesday. Photo: AP
Space

Europe names world’s first disabled astronaut

  • Former UK Paralympic sprinter John McFall is part of a new generation of 17 recruits picked for training to work and live in space
  • He will take part in a European Space Agency study to assess the conditions needed for people with disabilities to take part in future missions

ESA’s new parastronaut John McFall, a British former Paralympic sprinter, poses at the Grand Palais Ephemere in Paris on Wednesday. Photo: AP
ESA’s new parastronaut John McFall, a British former Paralympic sprinter, poses at the Grand Palais Ephemere in Paris on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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