NASA is looking for astronauts


NASA is accepting applications for its newest class of astronauts. Requirements include US citizenship and a master’s degree in a STEM field. Candidates will also have to pass a long-duration spaceflight physical. 

Those selected will one day board the International Space Station, or potentially ride in the new Orion spacecraft. It is a pretty competitive process. 

Stan Love, astronaut: “My odds were only 100 to 1. Our last class was a class of 12 selected from a pool of 18,000 applications, so their odds were 1000 to one.” 

The next class will include about 20 trainees. The enrollment period runs through March 31st.

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