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UK Space Agency starts hunt for Britain's next astronaut in first recruitment drive in a decade Britain's first ESA astronaut, Major Tim Peake, was accepted in 2008-2009 Ideal applicants between 27-37 with masters in science/medicine/engineering  'Experience as a pilot' is a plus and ideal candidates fall between 5ft and 6ft 2ins 

By Colin Fernandez Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:14 BST, 28 September 2019 | Updated: 02:49 BST, 1 October 2019

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The UK Space Agency has started the countdown to find Britain's next astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) – with a selection process due to start next year.  

The UK Space Agency has started the countdown to find Britain's next astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) – with a selection process due to start next year. A recruitment drive for British space explorers is a rare event

The UK Space Agency has started the countdown to find Britain's next astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) – with a selection process due to start next year. A recruitment drive for British space explorers is a rare event

A recruitment drive for British space explorers is a rare event. 

Since the European Space Agency (ESA) was created in 1975, there have been only three astronaut selection campaigns.

The first was in 1978-79, the second in 1991-1992 and the most recent in 2008-2009, when Britain's first ESA astronaut Major Tim Peake was accepted. 

Would-be applicants will ideally be aged 27-37, have a masters degree in science, medicine or engineering and 'experience as a pilot is a plus'. 

The agency advises that ideal

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