It was announced that 205 people passed the first online test in the selection test conducted by JAXA = Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to select new astronauts in Japan.

The test to select a new Japanese astronaut, which has been conducted for the first time in 13 years, has the largest number of applicants so far, with 4127 applicants, and 2266 people have passed the document selection, and the full-scale test has begun.

The first test, English, essay, and a test for knowledge of science and mathematics was conducted online this month, and JAXA announced on the 28th that 205 people had passed.

Of these, 188 were male, accounting for 91.7% of the total, and 17 were female, accounting for 8.3% of the total.

By age group, 61 people were in their 20s or younger, 107 people were in their 30s, 31 people were in their 40s, and 6 people were in their 50s.

In the future, a total of three tests are scheduled, such as a test to examine the qualities required for spacecraft operation from next month to the next month, and the final successful candidate will be selected around February next year. I am.

The selected astronauts are expected to participate in an international lunar exploration program, board a new space station orbiting the moon, and even land on the surface of the moon.

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Suematsu said, "The number of applicants was reduced to 1/20 from the initial number of applicants. I'm here. "