Your application for the post of Astronaut

Dear Mr Ottenbourg,

On behalf of the European Space Agency, I wish to thank you for your application and interest in joining the European Astronaut Corps.

I regret to inform you that after very careful consideration, it has been decided not to retain your application for the post of Astronaut. However, should you not object, we would like to keep your file on record for other career opportunities at ESA and contact you if a post which matches your profile should emerge.

I would also like direct your attention to ‘Careers at ESA’ website in which we advertise all current external vacancies. You may also be interested in subscribing to our recently introduced job alert feature. In order to receive the regular updates on vacant positions at ESA, please click

and follow the link ‘Subscribe to ESA vacancy notices’.

On behalf of the European Space Agency, I wish you all the best for your further career.

Yours sincerely,

F.C. Danesy
Head, ESOC Human Resources Division

UPDATE: En ik was blijkbaar niet de enige ;-)