Scandinavians in Space
Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang and his crewmates are still grounded at the Kennedy Space Center. But Scandinavia’s next astronaut is already preparing to go into space.
When the European Space Agency picked its next group of astronauts earlier this year, out of more than 8000 applicants no Swedes were among the 6 finalists. But among the new astronauts from Italy, Germany, Britain, and France, there is one Scandinavia, 32 year old Andreas Mogensen from Denmark.