It is time to dust your space boots off. NASA opened the process of applications for new astronauts, which means you might soon one day join the hundreds who’ve ventured beyond the atmosphere of Earth. Plus, if chosen, you might be amongst those who take the first steps on Mars.
For the remainder of the world, unfortunately, just citizens of United States are permitted to apply. Submissions have to be made upon USAJobs.gov by Feb. 18th, 2016, while a Reddit AMA by NASA at 4 p.m. EST (or 9 p.m. GMT) on December 16, 2015 is going to seek to answer any inquiries interested parties may have.
If you believe you do not have what it takes to be an astronaut, don’t panic. The requirements aren’t as stringent as you may think. First off, you have to have a bachelor’s degree – an advanced degree, preferably – in mathematics, physical science, biological science, or engineering.
Secondly, you will have to be of an average height, and you will additionally have to have the ability to pass a physical by NASA. In addition, you will require 1,000 hours of expertise as either a pilot, or 3 years of work within a relevant industry.
On LinkedIn, NASA stated that three million citizens in the United States met its criteria to become an astronaut. Although, they are not clear on what the limits on age are.
Therefore, what are you waiting for? You should apply immediately, and one day you might be able to join the exclusive and prestigious club of individuals who’ve left the planet behind.