How to become a NASA astronaut to fly to the moon and Mars?

A large number of space missions planned for the moon and Mars requires new volunteers who are not afraid of long space travel, and whose health will allow them to overcome the millions of kilometers, even while in a state of weightlessness. Search astronauts against the backdrop of the organization of the program “Artemis”, which involves sending men and women to the moon. According to experts NASA, a detailed study of our natural satellite may prepare humanity to commit even bigger step is to send the first astronauts to Mars. So what you need to do in order to get to the Red planet?

How to get a job in NASA astronauts?

If you’ve always wanted to see with his own eyes the moon or Mars, your time has come: for the first time in several years, NASA has started to accept applications of candidates for future astronauts in the world-famous space Agency. But hurry up: researchers of the moon and Mars should have time to submit a long-awaited application until March 31.

As practice shows, the appeal of a large number of astronauts comes at a time when NASA is preparing to commit another Grand mission. This time the organization intends to implement a new set due to the active preparation of the new mission called Artemis, which implies the return of astronauts to the moon almost fifty-year hiatus.

In order for your application to the astronauts has been approved, you will be required to pass a rigorous selection that defines a number of important qualities for a successful mission, but also to be able to get around the rest of the competition. So, during selection in 2015 to a record number of entries in the astronauts — 18300, however, after nearly two years of intensive training, only 11 astronauts were able to complete the training in the school of NASA.

Although becoming an astronaut might seem a difficult task, Steve Kerner, Director of flight operations at NASA, believes that a real enthusiast can be all on the shoulder. Those who apply are likely to compete with thousands of those who dreamed and worked on the space flight as long as they can remember. However, among all applicants, preference will be given to those who will really be ready to perform challenging missions for space exploration.

As you might have already guessed, the most preferred candidates for the Commission space flight will be the specialists, whose professional skills can help in case of emergencies. The basic requirements in this case would include the presence of a master’s degree in fields related to engineering, biological, physical, mathematical and computer Sciences, the possession can be proven with a diploma from an accredited institution. The requirement to obtain a master’s degree may also be satisfied by having completed the degree of doctor of medicine.

The completion of the selection of astronauts is scheduled for June 2021, and the entire designated time period, the candidates will have to undergo training in the school of NASA, simultaneously improving their physical fitness for prolonged space flight. After training, the new astronauts will travel to the ISS, where they will be able to participate in experiments aimed at preparation for the flight to the moon and Mars.

It is known that after the return to the moon in 2024, NASA plans to send astronauts to the moon’s surface once a year with the help of a spaceship “Orion”. After the creation of the permanently manned moon base, the scientists hope to establish around-the-clock exploration of the moon by 2028. Obtained as a result of this mission experience will prepare NASA to send the first humans to Mars in the mid 2030-ies.