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NASA announces a new round of astronaut candidates

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/3/3 13:43:13     readed:718

According to foreign media reports, as early as 2015, NASA opened application channels for candidates for the astronaut program. That year, the agency received the largest number of applications ever - about 18300 at the end of the year, compared with 11 new astronauts graduating from NASA programs in early 2020. NASA has just announced a new round of applications.

Over the past 60 years, NASA has selected 350 candidates for training as astronauts. "Those applicants are likely to compete with thousands of people who dream of going into space and have been working on it ever since," said Steve Koerner, NASA flight operations director and chairman of NASA Johnson Space Center's astronaut selection committee. "But among these applicants are our next group of astronauts, and we look forward to meeting you."

The above is an ask NASA clip released by NASA this week

A new show on NASA live stream(Live transmission gate)

So what does it take to become a NASA astronaut?

First, applicants must have at least two years of relevant, step-by-step professional experience or at least 1000 hours of jet flight time.

After that, it is required to pass NASA's long-term space flight physics test, complete national or international certified pilot school project, have a complete doctor's degree in medicine or orthopedics, study for a doctor's degree in related fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics for two years (36 semesters or 54 quarters), and have U.S. citizenship. If the applicant's only higher degree is a test pilot school, he must also have a bachelor's degree or higher in stem.

In addition, the application process needs to complete a necessary online assessment. The assessment will take two hours to complete.

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