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Para-astronaut: British Paralympian John McFall selected to become world’s first disabled astronaut

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A British former Paralympian will become the world’s first disabled astronaut after being selected by the European Space Agency to join its training programme. John McFall, who saw off competition from more than 200 candidates, will take part in the space training corps as a “para-astronaut”, with the hope that he can become the first disabled person to go into space as part of a feasibility study. The 41-year-old lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident when he was 19 but went on to become a professional track and field athlete. #space #ESA #JohnMcFall #Astronaut Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-11462503/British-former-Paralympian-selected-world-s-disabled-astronaut.html Original Video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/video/video-2823633/British-Paralympian-selected-worlds-disabled-astronaut.html Daily Mail Homepage: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ Daily Mail Facebook: https://facebook.com/dailymail Daily Mail IG: https://instagram.com/dailymail Daily Mail Snap: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/Daily-Mail/8392137033 Daily Mail Twitter: https://twitter.com/MailOnline Daily Mail Pinterest: https://pinterest.co.uk/dailymail Get the free Daily Mail mobile app: https://dailymail.co.uk/mobile

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