• A Paralympic athlete might become the world's first disabled astronaut

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    John McFall won a Bronze medal at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. Andrew Wong/Getty Images
    British doctor and Paralympian John McFall is set to become the world's first "parastronaut."
    He's part of a European Space Agency "feasibility project" to include astronauts with disabilities.
    McFall's right leg was amputated above the knee after a motorbike accident when he was 19.
    A 41-year-old Paralympian and medical doctor could become the world's first "parastronaut." John McFall is 0ne of the European Space Agency's new class of trainee astronauts - its first batch of new recruits in 13...
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