Being busy making all the Olympic weightlifting videos meant that I am a bit late posting about the developments with week with NASA and ESA. So I thought I’d roll it into a Friday Fun post too. So here’s a nice spot the difference competition, courtesy of NASA.
Whilst looking innocuous, this is one of the most monumental photographs in the history of man kinds space program. It’s the picture of the Phoenix space craft on Mars, digging in the dirt and finding ice just beneath the surface. This discovery is what is going to make a Martian Base possible.
It’s also a great spot the difference picture. Can you see the rocks of ice that have evaporated in the 2nd pic?
In other astronauty news, ESA has revealed that far from the 50,000 suspected applicants only 8,413 people from across the whole of Europe submitted an ESA Astronaut Application. The list includes just 822 people from the UK, 697 men and 167 women.
The quick amongst you will have spotted that 697 + 167 does not = 822! That’s because included in the break down figures are 42 people who indicated this country as their 2nd citizenship.
Either way, that’s a lot of application forms for them to trawl through. The applicants successfully making the next stage get to attend psychological testing, defined as:
Those tests aim to identify the psychological and technical skills of the applicants, who will be tested in different fields including visual memory and psychomotor aptitude.
Sounds like fun! 🙂