Living in America, Astronaut training is probably all very passé, but in Europe, the opportunities are somewhat limited. However the European Space Agency have just announced a recruitment drive, they are looking for the next breed of Astronauts. See this trailer:
The key fact I noticed is that the preferred age range is older than I anticipated: 27-37. The second point I noticed is that I am 27-37 !! Looks like that’s the weekend blown away then. 😉
EDIT: Stage 1 is complete – 4 emails sent out to potential Doctors (listed here) to obtain the JAR-FCL 3 Class 2 medical certificate. Ho ho, this is going to be fun if nothing else.