Astronaut training usually takes three years: space agency head

Grzegorz Brona, the head of the Polish Space Agency, told PolandIN about Poland’s involvement in the global projects of space conquest.

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“We want to join the multinational project to build the lunar orbital gateway,” Mr Brona said in the interview with PolandIN's Jonasz Rewiński.

Another Polish contribution to global research and exploration of outer space, discussed in the interview, was the Polish drilling device, called the “mole” which is currently operating on Mars.

Mr Brona was also asked how long it takes to train an astronaut to be ready to function in space. “It usually takes three years. There are special courses conducted by the European Space Agency,” he said.

Click here to watch the full interview with Mr Brona.