Have big dreams of taking a “giant leap for mankind?” NASA is currently looking for astronauts and you can apply now!

“NASA astronauts have been traveling to space for more than six decades and living there continuously since 2000,” they write on their website.

“Now, NASA’s Artemis program is preparing to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon. The Orion spacecraft atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will carry humans farther into space than they have gone before—for missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.”

According to their official website, those interested will have until April 16th, 2024 to submit their information, but there are a few things worth noting before you start clicking away.

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As you can imagine, not just anyone can make it into the program. There are several things that a candidate must possess to be considered.

First, only U.S. citizens will be able to apply and they must have a master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited institution.

This can include engineering, biological, physical or computer science and mathematics.

In addition, candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of related professional experience obtained after degree completion.

Lastly, those selected will have to successfully complete the NASA long-duration flight physical. 

“NASA’s Astronaut Selection Board reviews the applications and assesses each candidate’s qualifications. The board then invites a small group of the most highly qualified candidates for interviews at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas,” they add.

“Of those interviewed, about half are invited back for second interviews. From that group, NASA’s new astronaut candidates are selected. They report for training at Johnson and spend the next two years learning basic astronaut skills like spacewalking, operating the space station, flying T-38 jet planes and controlling a robotic arm.”

Do you check all of the boxes? Head over to this webpage here – but don’t hesitate.

You don’t have a lot of time left to apply and it’s not every day that NASA looks for astronauts!