The astronaut recruitment is currently closed. It only opens once a year during a 4 phase recruitment campaign. If you wish to apply, you can do so during our next campaign when it is announced.

Become an Astronaut

What’s the Astronaut role in the mission?
Astronauts are going to handle the realisation of scientific and psychological experiments as well as simulated actual space tasks. They will experience 7 to 10 days of isolation as crew-members with our MCC as their only connection with Earth.

Why join the mission?
This mission is an opportunity for students from various scientific fields to put themselves in the shoes of an astronaut in an outer earth set of constraints (confined space, extravehicular activities, use of space suits …) in order to gain experience in this field.

Requirements to become an Astronaut:

  • Being a student (Any academic level is acceptable) and above the age of eighteen
  • Be available to prepare for the mission and work with a team
  • Have an excellent proficiency in english
  • Good physical/health conditions
  • A blank criminal record
  • Excellent social skills
    We will also ask the selected astronauts to become members of Space@yourService.

Selection Process

The recruitement of the analogue astronauts consists of a 4-phase selection. The first three phases can be done remotly but candidates are required to be in Lausanne for phase D.