Four astronauts launched from Kennedy Space Center and docked the SpaceX Dragon Crew-1 capsule to the ISS this week, marking a new era in commercial space exploration. NASA is looking for a few good people, are you one of them?
Among some of the most well-known upcoming projects is the Artemis program, which plans to place the first woman and next man on Mars by 2024, but that is only one of many space missions on the horizon.
So, do you have “the right stuff” to become an astronaut?
NASA is now accepting applications.
NASA’s Newest Astronauts
The newest class of astronauts is comprised of a wide range of people with various skill sets ranging from engineering to oceanography. Learn more about the newest NASA astronauts here.
What Do Students Need to Learn to Become an Astronaut?
People who want to go into space have a range of learning options that will supply a good base for space. One must be a U.S. citizen, you need a masters degree in a STEM field, two years of related professional experience and there is a NASA astronaut physical that must be passed.
Check out real NASA requirements here.
SpaceX of Hawthorne and NASA
SpaceX of Hawthorne, Calif., and NASA have teamed to deliver astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, and the four astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Center, launching from Kennedy Space Center. Future missions will carry humans to the Moon and eventually to Mars, where the first woman and the next man are expected to venture.
Learn what it takes to be part of a space mission here: