At the end of April 2017 we will have selected two finalists, who will commence training for a flight to the International Space Station in the middle of 2017. The first milestone in the mission is funding the first months of training. This will include fitness and scuba training, basics of space flight, communication and media training, parabolic flights and space station basics.
The goal is clear: Fly the first female German astronaut to her mission on board the International Space Station. The objectives of this mission are completely scientific. Until now, all German astronauts have been men, providing a lot of great scientific data. For example on the effects of space on the human body, or on the capacity to deal with psychological and social stress of spaceflight. The first female German astronaut will show that women are as capable to deal with these factors as men. She will be an example to young girls and women, making clear that space exploration by women is not just a vision, but a reality. She will focus on science and will show that a career in space science is possible for all.
With this project, we are aiming at:
Anyone who thinks big,
Anyone who has ever dreamt to fly in space her- or himself,
Anyone who is a stargazer, visionary and space enthusiast
We would like to follow the launch in 2020 together and be able to say: “I contributed to bringing the first female German astronaut into space and writing a new chapter in German space exploration.”
We will follow every milestone in the astronaut training together. Through our media channels we will show how our astronaut trainees will master every step towards becoming an astronaut.
The first female German astronaut is a private initiative. Never before has there been a privately funded German space mission. Together we set a new trend. This astronaut training is the first step towards space.
The astronaut candidates will contribute a lot of their time, effort and enthusiasm to reach their dream goal to become the first female German astronaut on the International Space Station. All they need to reach this weightless dream goal is our support!
A vision alone won’t make a mission to space happen. To complete a scientific mission on board the ISS in 2020, we will need to train two astronaut trainees. One of them will then ultimately fly to space. The astronaut training is very demanding. It is time consuming and costly. All funds raised in this campaign will flow directly into training of the two candidates. When that isn’t a direct investment into the future…
The first phase of training will cost a total of 228,600 Euro for two candidates.
By reaching the first funding threshold of 50,000 Euro we will be able to finance:
By reaching the funding goal of 125,000 Euro we will additionally be able to finance:
By surpassing the funding goal we can realise:
The initiative for the first female German astronaut was taken by a group of visionaries from Bremen in 2016. These people of the first hour include:
The team consists of fantastic personalities, who are involved in this project with all their heart, soul, weightlessness and endless enthusiasm.