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How Do I Become An Astronaut?

Dreaming of becoming an Astronaut?

NASA's basic requirements are:

1.   US citizen

2.   Bachelor's degree

3.  Three years of professional work experience (or 1,000 hours of pilot-in command time in jet aircraft)

4.    Pass NASA's astronaut physical examination

There are two ways of entering the astronaut program, military and civilian.  

Astronaut candidates must also have skills in leadership, teamwork, communications, and have a passion for learning.

An advanced degree is helpful in engineering, biological sciences, physical sciences, computer 

science or mathematics and willing to learn to speak Russian.  

Candidates must be healthy, have

distant and near vision correctable to 20/20 for each eye.  

Spacecraft in Orbit
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