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Published: 23:24, October 03, 2022 | Updated: 10:24, October 04, 2022
Macao SAR selects payload expert for national space program
By Xinhua
Published:23:24, October 03, 2022 Updated:10:24, October 04, 2022 By Xinhua

The enrolment for Macao’s payload specialist selection program runs from Oct 3 to 17, 2022. (PHOTO / MACAO SAR GOVERNMENT)

MACAO – China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) started to select candidates on Monday to be trained as a payload specialist to join, for the first time, the country's manned space program.

The specialist will undertake science research and experiments in space and operate the space laboratory equipment, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Macao SAR.

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The target candidates are required to be Chinese nationals aged between 30 and 45 who are permanent residents of the Macao SAR. 

They also have to have a doctoral degree and have engaged themselves for at least 3 years in the research fields of medicine, biology, psychology, physics or chemistry, mechanical or electrical engineering, astronomy and other disciplines, said the authorities. 

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The candidates should also be in good health condition.

Applications can be accepted until Oct 17.

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