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NASA hiring new astronauts to explore the moon and Mars

Posted at 6:31 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 18:31:34-05

As NASA prepares to launch astronauts into space this year, the agency is announcing they are accepting applications for the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts.

Basic requirements include United States citizenship and a master’s degree in a STEM field, including engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics, from an accredited institution. The requirement for the master’s degree can also be met by:

  • Two years (36 semester hours or 54 quarter hours) of work toward a Ph.D. program in a related science, technology, engineering or math field;
  • A completed doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree;
  • Completion (or current enrollment that will result in completion by June 2021) of a nationally recognized test pilot school program.

Candidates also must have at least two years of related, progressively responsible professional experience, or at least 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft. Astronaut candidates must pass the NASA long-duration spaceflight physical.

Applications will be accepted from March 2 to 31. For more information, click here.