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Chris Hadfield, Dr Kevin Fong and Dr Iya Whiteley put 12 candidates through a series of physical and psychological tests to find out who has what it takes to be an astronaut.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield, former Nasa medical researcher Dr Kevin Fong and psychologist Dr Iya Whiteley put 12 exceptional candidates through a series of gruelling physical and psychological tests to find out who has what it takes to be an astronaut. Using the demanding criteria of space agencies, they must hover a helicopter, take their own blood and be tested for claustrophobia, physical fitness and mental agility. Those who fail to make the grade can be asked to leave at any time.

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Sat 12 May 2018 10:00

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  • 00:17

    The Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Mark Ermler

    The Sleeping Beauty: No. 7 Valse

  • 00:18

    Richard Bonynge / The National Philharmonic Orchestra

    Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66 - Act 1 - 6. Valse

  • 00:18

    Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act I. Valse - Allegro (Tempo Di Valse)

  • 00:18

    Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra

    Waltz From Sleeping Beauty

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Role Contributor
Expert Chris Hadfield
Expert Kevin Fong
Expert Iya Whiteley
Executive Producer Helen Thomas
Series Producer Tom Coveney

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