(MENAFN- Swissinfo) Marco Sieber has been chosen as a“career astronaut” by the European Space Agency (ESA) – he is thus set to become only the second Swiss spaceman in history. The 33-year-old from Bern was selected from a total of 22,500 candidates who applied for a spot in the latest promotion. Sieber, who currently works as a urologist in the bilingual Swiss city of Biel/Bienne, is also a paratrooper in the Swiss army, as well as the holder of a private pilot's licence. He previously worked as chief medical officer for the Swiss forces in the KFOR international peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.
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