How do you become an astronaut?


The annual “Christmas Talk” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) once again covers an extremely exciting topic this year. On December 18, 2023, presenter Katia Wagner will speak with Carmen Possnig, the first Austrian reserve astronaut at ESA.

The medical graduate will tell you, among other things, how she became a reserve astronaut and what requirements you must meet for this. The training for aspiring astronauts is also not for the faint of heart: she had to spend 13 months at the Concordia station in Antarctica – in temperatures down to minus 80 degrees and in complete darkness in winter…

What does space do to the body and the psyche?

Possnig’s research results will not be neglected thematically either. How do people behave in space? How does the body change in weightlessness? And: What does isolation in space do to the psyche? All these exciting answers await you during the ÖAW’s “Christmas Talk”!

Free entrance!

With the Christmas Talks as part of the academy lectures, the ÖAW wants to inspire the interested public about the latest research results and increase awareness of current scientific and social challenges. Admission is free, you can register without obligation via the following link.

You can see ‘Christmas Talk’ with Carmen Possnig, moderated by Katia Wagner, on December 18, 2023 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna). will broadcast the lecture on December 20, 2023 at 9:15 PM!

Source: Krone


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