#AskNASA┃ How Can I Be An Astronaut?

As NASA prepares to launch American astronauts this year on American rockets from American soil to the International Space Station – with an eye toward the Moon and Mars – NASA is accepting applications March 2 to 31 for the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts.

The basic requirements to apply include United States citizenship and a master’s degree in a STEM field, including engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics, from an accredited institution. Candidates also must have at least two years of related, progressively responsible professional experience, or at least 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft. Astronaut candidates must pass the NASA long-duration spaceflight physical.

Americans may apply to #BeAnAstronaut at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/561186900

As part of the application process, applicants will, for the first time, be required to take an online assessment that will require up to two hours to complete.NASA expects to select the new class of astronaut candidates in mid-2021 to begin training as the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts.

For more information about a career as a NASA astronaut, and application requirements, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/astronauts

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  1. Fascinating video ! THANKS for uploading ! I recall reading about problems with continued lack of hunger in space. After years of research (courtesy of a grant from my alma mater, Wottsamatta U) I have reached a conclusion. Astronauts aren't hungry in space because they just had a big LAUNCH !!

  2. I want to become an astronaut and want to make a master degress in science or engineering or math because I am one of the best in these topics in my whole grade.

  3. My aim is to become an astronaut🚀 😌. My role model is kalpana chawla💐.But now I am interested to become a pilot…but that is not easy😩I belong to a poor family my parents are not able to pay that much😭😔.

  4. It was perfect Yasamin.
    It is our honor to see an Iranian girl who is going to go to space as an astronaut. Actually you are my hero and I want to become an astronaut like you. Although there are too many boycotts in Iran but l do not give up.
    Go on girl. We all support you by our hearts.

  5. If I would have known NASA only considers STEM people then I might have become an engieneer. I really think NASA and SpaceX are some of the few companies really worth working for where you feel like you are doing something bigger than us all for humanity. – Are e.g. medical expersperts not considered?

  6. HEY NASA. . .IM A NORMAL HUMAN BEING . .BUT MY EXITED ABOUT OUTER SPACE IS NOT NORMAL.. . .IF U GUYS WANTED TO SEND SOMEONE TO MARS OR ANY DANGEROUS MISSION THAT NORMAL HUMAN BEING AFRAID TO DO. . . JUST CONTACT ME. . .JST GIVE ME TRAINING LIKE THEM. .IM MIGHT BE NOT SOO ADUCATED BUT IM A FAST LEARNER I SWEAR TO GOD . .IF U READ THIS NASA. .IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR ME . .: )

  7. Let’s say you apply but don’t become an astronaut. What are other jobs you could do in that field with the degrees you had to become an astronaut? (Basically what is plan B)

  8. Being an astronaut is my dream. But every single people of my relatives , family (except my mom) says , It will never happen. Ik in my country people even don't know what astronaut is, but still I wanna say, is becoming an astronaut is too impossible for me?

  9. Hi i am from india i want to pursue my career in astrobiology i am currently in my bsc physics honour 1st year and yes want to be an astronaut , but my bad there is no college of astrobiology in india , now i m stuck , any guidance ?

  10. I really want to be an astronaut of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) since I was in grade 5 But I watched something about how to become a NASA astronaut and I watched that you need to be an American citizen but I'm in the Philippines so it's impossible to be I am a NASA astronaut but I did not lose hope when I heard of Orbital Exploration Technologies (Orbitx) in the Philippines that they are trying everything to make the first rocket in the Philippines.

  11. Don't even think about becoming an astronaut.
    It's not this magical space journey, it's a floating research station that's bogged down by politics, and interstellar travel will always be halted for the interests of lining senators' pockets instead of actually progressing humanity.

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