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Meet Switzerland’s second man in space

(MENAFN– Swissinfo)

The European Space Agency has selected Marco Zipper to join its team and become a professional astronaut. With this, Zipper becomes the second Swiss astronaut in history. The 33-year-old was selected from among 22,500 candidates who applied for the position in the agency’s latest roadshow.

This content was published on Nov 25, 2022 – 15:48 Jul, Nov 25, 2022 – 15:48

  • English (en) meet switzerland’s next man in space (original)

Zipper, who is currently working as a urologist in the bilingual city of Biel/Bienne (canton Bern), is also a paratrooper in the Swiss Army and holds a private pilot’s licence. Zipper also previously served as Chief Medical Officer for the Swiss Forces operating within the International Multinational Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo.


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