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.