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NASA announced the recruitment of a new group of astronauts: what are the requirements for candidates

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar26,2024

NASA announced the recruitment of a new group of astronauts: what are the requirements for candidates

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is recruiting a new group of astronauts. To submit your candidacy, you need to register. This opportunity is available only to US citizens.

Applications can be submitted until April 2, but the chances of getting into training at NASA are small. The New York Times writes about it.

The last time NASA announced such a competition was in 2020, when more than 12,000 people applied. It took the agency a year and a half to review the applications. NASA selected only 10 candidates, or 0.083 percent.

The company sets a fairly high bar for education: a master's degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, and at least three years of relevant professional experience. To become a NASA astronaut, you also need to pass a physical exam.

The agency tries to be open, so it does not set age restrictions or vision requirements.

We want the pool of astronaut candidates we select to reflect the nation they represent, says April Jordan.

Many applicants are attracted by the potential opportunity to become the first astronauts to visit Mars. That's the mission NASA is aiming for in the 2030s.

But according to Victor Glover, a veteran astronaut who plans to go to the moon in 2025, challengers also shouldn't forget the sacrifices they'll have to make. to follow this path.

The trip to Mars lasts from six to nine months. You will not be around your family for one to three years. Think, are you really ready for this? – he appeals to the willing.

NASA announced the recruitment of a new group of astronauts: what are the requirements to candidates

NASA announced the recruitment of a new group of astronauts

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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