In a large-scale information campaign, the space agency currently advertises astronaut for the dream job. Because the ESA must rejuvenate the European astronaut Corps and increase in terms of a successful implementation of their current and future programmes. The ideal candidate for the position of European astronauts should be shod in a scientific field such as life sciences, physics, chemistry or medicine or bring experience as engineer or pilot, and also excellent skills in research, applications, or in the field of education, preferably combined with occupational skills, explains Gerhard Thiele, astronaut and now head of the European astronaut. He expects Europe more than 10,000 candidates, four will make it to the end and may participate in the mission to the moon to be expected within the next decade. We want to find top-notch women and men in Europe, that we can meet the challenges of the use of the ISS and the manned exploration of the solar system in the twenty-first century”, explained the former astronaut and current head of the European astronaut Center, Michel Tognini. As of May 2008 the ESA will look in its 17 Member States for the best candidates, to make this vision become a reality.” Whether it also creates a woman into space, is open. The number of applications is much lower than that of men.
“But according to Neuer Zurcher Zeitung would ESA after leaving the Frenchwoman Claudie Heignere especially like to back one or more women in the astronaut Corps” see. Heignere flew me in 1996 as the first French to the Russian space station. Bodenstandiger, many other women try the sometimes bumpy way to technically-oriented professions, where they constitute a minority, to master. The international girls’ day end April this year has again 130,000 girls given insights into technical and scientifically distinct professions. Whether airports, federal police, global high-tech forging or regional workshops, the range of possibilities was also 2008 again diverse. The participation of companies, universities and research institutions has risen in recent years continuously over 8,500 events to the girls’Day 2008. Combines the online network in Berlin, for example, there was an insight into the working life of a media educator, a product and a PR Manager for 15 participants.
For 22 girls and boys it was said at the LPKF laser technology specialist Marvel in Garbsen, ask and diligently build and solder. The girls’ day is ideal to relieve inhibitions before technical occupations particularly among girls. In Germany increasingly qualified young scientists in these areas is missing, although women here can have career opportunities and recognition”, as LPKF Board Member Bernd Hackmann. Similar to assessing the action day When the technology manufacturer Bizerba from Balingen, this year eight pupils to the girls’ day guest had. In the workshop the students were allowed in the profession of electrician for devices and systems,”sniffed inside, make an electronic circuit in the form of a wire loop game. This task was a real challenge for most. But the success proved that the task was solved and was fun. It is a pleasure and confirmation of our work for us, when we see how motivated and interested young people accept our offers. This way, you can prepare a slope-friendly career choices. Young women can get peak performance in technical professions. Bizerba will assist in the future”, says Peter Manager of technical training at Bizerba Trogisch.