World’s first ‘parastronaut’ is British father-of-three John McFall


The world’s first ‘parastronaut’ has been announced as John McFall – a British father-of-three, surgical trainee and Paralympic medallist.

Mr McFall lost his right leg following a motorcycle accident when he was 19, but learnt to run again and eventually became a professional sprinter.

He won a bronze medial at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, before retiring to take up his medical studies at Cardiff University.

Today, he was selected to take part in the European Space Agency’s (ESA)…



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