Nov 04 2015

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NASA has Astronaut job vacancies

Be an Astronaut: NASA seeks explorers for future space missions. Awwwwww Yeahya!! They’ll start accepting applications on 14 Dec 2015, and will make announcements in mid-2017.

The job applications will be posted here. Seems weird to apply as an Astronaut to NASA via the standard USAjobs.gov web site. I guess the keyword is “Astronaut”???

And here is the NASA Astronaut web page.

Basic requirements to apply:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics.
  • At least 3 years of related, progressively responsible, professional experience or at least 1,000
    hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft.
  • An advanced degree is desirable and may be substituted for experience as follows: master’s degree = 1 year of experience, doctoral degree = 3 years of experience. Teaching experience, including experience at the K – 12
    levels, is considered to be qualifying experience for the Astronaut Candidate position; therefore, educators are encouraged to apply.
  • The ability to pass the NASA long-duration space flight physical, which includes the following specific

    • Distant and near visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20 in each eye,
    • Blood pressure not to exceed 140/90 measured in a sitting position,
    • The candidate must have a standing height between 62 and 75 inches

Hmmmmmmm…by blood pressure naturally runs high, so that’s a concern…I may throw my hat in the ring just to blog about the application process….

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