Legless British Paralympian training to be an astronaut

For the first time, the European Space Agency has chosen a disabled Briton to train astronauts.

Paralympian John McFall will join the training to work with designers and engineers to determine if he can be the first disabled person to go into space.

The European Space Agency called him its “paraastronaut”.

John is a British Paralympic sprinter from Surrey who lost his leg in a motorbike accident when he was 19.

The European Space Agency announced the Astronaut Training Class of 2022 at a press conference in Paris today.

John will join the training group as a para-astronaut as part of a feasibility study to see what needs to be adjusted and redesigned.

But it could be several years before it manages to go into space, if at all, according to the BBC.

By Editor