Norway, in last-minute move, adds its space agency chief to list of candidates for ESA director-general job

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Norwegian government has endorsed the director of Norway’s space agency as the next director-general of the 22-nation European Space Agency (ESA) in a last-minute nomination that raises the question of whether the selection process is having trouble finding a consensus.

Christian Hauglie-Hanssen, director-general of the Norsk Romsenter, is at least the eighth candidate for the ESA job. Current Director-General Jan Woerner is leaving in mid-2021 after his second term was cut in half following still-unexplained conflicts with the . . .

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