NASA Recruiting Astronauts ‘In Preparation’ for Eventual Trip to Mars
Here's the right stuff you need to qualify.
The space agency is recruiting new astronauts “in preparation for the agency's journey to Mars,” it announced today.
"This next group of American space explorers will inspire the Mars generation to reach for new heights, and help us realize the goal of putting boot prints on the Red Planet," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement.
Officially, all you need in order to apply is a bachelor’s degree in engineering, biological or physical science, or mathematics, plus just three years of professional experience or 1,000 hours of pilot time.
You must also be able to pass the space physical, which restricts would-be astronauts to men and women no taller than 6-feet 4-inches. (Sorry, tall space geeks.)
"Those selected for this service will fly on U.S. made spacecraft from American soil,” Bolden promised.