NASA will start looking for candidates who want to take part in a mission to Mars or other space missions. The astronauts have to be American citizens with at least bachelor’s degree in the areas of physical science, engineering, mathematics or biological science.
The other requirements include three years of related experience or 1000 flight hours in a jet. They will also have to pass the NASA long-duration spaceflight physical test.
December 14 is the starting date for the submission of applications. NASA will accept potential astronaut applications until the middle of February, 2016.
The final candidate announcements will be made in the summer of 2017. All new professionals will join a group of 47 active NASA astronauts.
Astronauts Needed– NASA Wants to Make Mars Your Corner Office
Many childhood dreams come to nothing, but here is a chance to make one come true: For the first time in four years, NASA is looking for more astronauts.
With crewed launchings of American rockets expected to resume and future missions in the planning stages, the space agency said the job openings would be posted on the federal government’s USAJOBS website on Dec. 14.
The annual salary ranges from $66,026 to $144,566. But the right stuff involves more than just wanting the job: