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prashantakerkar prashantakerkar
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2 years ago Edited: 2 years ago, prashantakerkar
What are the eligibility requirements to be part of future Spacecrew mission NASA programs?

Age, Medical fitness, Nationality, Educational qualifications, Work experience etc

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
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NASA's basic requirements are a bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics, followed by three years of professional experience (or 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft). Candidates also must pass NASA's astronaut physical examination. However, there are many other skills that can be an asset to selection, such as scuba diving, wilderness experience, leadership experience and facility with other languages (especially Russian, which all astronauts are required to learn today.)
- Master of Science in Biology
- Bachelor of Science (Biology)
- Bachelor of Education
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2 years ago
Thank you.

Is there a minimum or maximum age criteria ?

Is there a nationality criteria?
I mean you have to be Born in
USA.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
Prashant S Akerkar
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duddyduddy
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Is there a minimum or maximum age criteria ?

Actually, no age requirements for being an astronaut. You have to be old enough to have met the professional requirements and able to pass the physical. The typical age range spans 26 to 46-years-old.

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Is there a nationality criteria?

Yes, you must be a U.S. citizen to apply for the program through NASA, applicants with valid U.S. dual-citizenship are also eligible.
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- Master of Science in Biology
- Bachelor of Science (Biology)
- Bachelor of Education

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2 years ago
NASA's basic requirements are a bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics, followed by three years of professional experience (or 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft). Candidates also must pass NASA's astronaut physical examination. However, there are many other skills that can be an asset to selection, such as scuba diving, wilderness experience, leadership experience and facility with other languages (especially Russian, which all astronauts are required to learn today.)

What about the physical examination? Is it more difficult than police academy physical test, or they are on the same level?
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2 years ago
I think to become an astronaut, they're looking for the best of the best. It's not as simple as @duddy puts it in his post. Since astronauts are called upon to perform a variety of scientific and technical work, astronauts need to be highly skilled and educated, know how to speak other languages, have certifications and experience in a science-related field (engineering, medicine, etc.). To put it in perspective, in Canada alone, only 14 Canadians have been selected to become astronauts since 1983 (38 years).

Qualities and skills they're looking for:

➡️ Judgment
➡️ Integrity
➡️ Reasoning
➡️ Teamwork
➡️ Ability to synthesize and communicate using plain language
➡️ Public speaking
➡️ Motivation
➡️ Resourcefulness

Good luck!
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2 years ago
NASA is the largest and the most famous space agency, but it's not the only. I suppose those who dream about becoming astronauts should pay their attention to other agencies. What about finding a not so well-known rocket company and try to start a career there?
These startups don't have such strict requirements, they search for creative minds who are ready to work and develop the space industry every day.
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