Europe unveils British astronaut
"The UK astronaut campaign is delighted that a British candidate has been chosen by Esa to join the growing cadre of European astronauts."
- Nick Spall, British Interplanetary Society official
Timothy Peake, a 37-year-old test pilot in the Army Air Corps, has been accepted into the European Space Agency's (Esa) Astronaut Corps.
The other recruits to emerge from Esa's latest trawl for new candidates include a woman astronaut ... There are two Italians, a Frenchman, a German, and a Dane.