• Question: How old does Tim needs to be a astronaut?

    Asked by melanien9 to Steve, Shefali, Kevin, Katie, Floris, Delma on 12 Jan 2016.
    • Photo: Katie Hassell

      Katie Hassell answered on 12 Jan 2016:

      Tim is an astronaut with the European Space Agency, to apply to be an astronaut you had to be at least 27.

    • Photo: Steve Price

      Steve Price answered on 12 Jan 2016:

      Generally the agencies have a limit like Katie mentioned.
      They are looking for people with operational experience, like Tim, or established scientist.
      Physically there is no lower age limit providing you can survive in the launch and space environment.