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.