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RAS Fellow wins place among the stars

Last Updated on Monday, 09 October 2017 16:30
Published on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 11:04

The RAS congratulates Fellow Dr Suzie Imber, who has been announced as the winner of the BBC show, "Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?". The results were broadcast on Sunday 1 October, when it was revealed that Suzie had emerged from a line-up of 12 people as the one who has the best qualities to be an astronaut.

Suzie ImberDr Suzie Imber, winner of the BBC Two show "Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?". Credit: BBC


The candidates were put through a series of gruelling tests by a team headed by former Commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield. The challenges were designed to test the candidates' ability to cope with a variety of mentally stressful and physically tough situations.


Suzie has been a member of the Royal Astronomical Society since May 2012. She is currently an Associate Professor in Space Physics at the University of Leicester, where she conducts research into the magnetosphere of Mercury. Winning the show means that she will now receive a recommendation to join the European Space Agency.