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NASA is Looking for Some Good Astronauts

Update Date: Nov 16, 2015 10:23 AM EST
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Earth is what it is, has been so for so many years and will be the same for several years to come. However, what if someone gives you a chance to experience something else that is different from living on earth? If this opportunity excites you then NASA may be looking for you!

Last week, NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that it will open the applications for astronaut training candidature. If you are a doctor, a scientist or an engineer, NASA may be interested in you and may need your help to "realize the goal of putting boot prints on the Red Planet." All the applications can be made to the government job website, www.usajobs.gov. However, before you send in your applications, you must scan the requirements carefully and ensure that you fit the bill, reports Motley Fool.

The job requirements, as posted by Motley Fool on their website include, a B.Sc. in engineering, physical science, mathematics or biological science. An advanced degree will be an added advantage. You must also have at least three years of related professional experience. If you are applying as a pilot, you need a minimum of 1000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft. Additionally, you will also be required to clear a physical exam.

After the applications, the selection process will begin and the results will be announced by mid-2017. Once selected, the newly appointed astronauts will be allocated on one of the missions as per their specialization. Janet Kavandi, Director of Flight Crew operations at the Johnson Space Center said, "For scientists, engineers and other professionals who have always dreamed of experiencing spaceflight, this is an exciting time to join the astronaut corps. This next class will support missions to the station and will arrive via transportation systems now in development. They also will have the opportunity to participate in NASA's continuing exploration programs that will include missions beyond low Earth orbit", reports Universe Today.

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