Always wanted to be an astronaut? Well brace yourselfs because now there is a possibility that you can submit an application to be an NASA Astronaut!
But this is not just an ordinary astronaut application, the astronauts that are chosen for this class could be involved with NASA going to mars.
Those chosen future astronauts may fly on different US spacecrafts during their careers.
“NASA is on an ambitious journey to Mars and we’re looking for talented men and women from diverse backgrounds and every walk of life to help get us there,” NASA administrator Charles Bolden, said in a statement. “This group will launch to space from U.S. soil on American-made spacecraft and blaze the trail on our journey to the Red Planet.”
Applicants Should have at least 3 years of experience in a related job in their field
or have “1000 hours pilot-in-command on a jet airplane”.
Eventhough these requirements don’t sound too harsh you likely will have some stiff competition.
There are 47 active astronauts today, and the salary appears to be pretty good at $66,026 to $144,566 and next to that a “frequent travel may be required,” according to a job description posted to USA Jobs.
You can apply on usajobs.gov. and who knows you’ll be soon enough hoping on the surface of the Moon or Mars.