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UK astronaut Rosemary Coogan aims for the stars after graduation

Congratulations to Durham University graduate Dr Rosemary Coogan for graduating from the European Space Agency - ESA astronaut school.

UK astronaut Rosemary Coogan

UK astronaut Rosemary Coogan says she is proud to be a step closer to space after a graduation ceremony today (22nd April 2024) following her European Space Agency training.

Rosemary, who was selected as an ESA astronaut candidate from more than 22,500 applicants in 2022, has spent the last year training at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.

The 33-year-old from Belfast, Northern Ireland, will now take part in operational tasks within ESA, which could include working in mission control or crew support, until she is assigned to a mission.


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