Help Wanted: NASA to Hire Artemis-Generation Astronauts

Pablo Tucker
February 14, 2020

The above image was taken by a NASA astronaut on board the International Space Station.

The basic requirements to apply 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. NASA is now looking for new astronaut candidates and applications are opening very soon.

Nasa has recently announced that they are looking for new astronauts to include in their group which now consists of 48 scientists. The new recruits, members of NASA's 23rd class of astronaut candidates, will train for expeditions to the space station and Artemis flights to the moon. "We're asking all eligible Americans if they have what it to takes to apply beginning March 2", NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a news release. Astronauts to be accepted will take part in the Lunar mission to be carried out until 2024 and the Mars mission to be carried out until mid-2030. In that case, candidates should have a minimum of 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time working a jet plane, according to the space agency.


And, for the first time ever, candidates will be asked to complete a two-hour online test.

Representatives from the two syndicates, as well as from Northrop Grumman together with NASA, came on a panel on January 30, during the 23 Yearly Commercial Space Transportation conference to feature all the methods that private syndicates are targeting for the lunar surface.

Since the 1960s, 350 people have trained as astronaut candidates under NASA, the agency said.


NASA needs to find a workable pace Pole of the moon by 2024 - and it needs to send a lady there just because, alongside another man. NASA is about to open applications for its next generation of astronauts, and this time the invitation is meant for the public. Pictured: Backdropped against the blue and white Earth 130 nautical miles below, astronaut Mark C. Lee tests the new Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) system.

After completing training, the new astronauts could launch on U.S. rockets and spacecraft developed for NASA's Commercial Crew Program to live and work aboard the International Space Station, 250 miles above Earth, where they will take part in experiments that benefit life at home and prepare us for more distant exploration. "After returning humans to the Moon in 2024, NASA plans to establish sustainable lunar exploration by 2028".


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