Pablo Álvarez Fernández, from Spain, is a member of the ESAAstronaut Class of 2022. In this interview, he/she talks about the reasons that motivated him/her to apply for the position and his/her passion for space exploration.
Pablo Álvarez Fernández is one of the more than 22 500 candidates who submitted a valid application in 2021 in response to ESA’s call for new astronauts for missions to the International Space Station and beyond.
ESA’s new class of astronauts includes career astronauts, members for the astronaut reserve and astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project. They will start a 12-month basic training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in spring 2023.