The basic qualifications for becoming an astronaut center on NASA's near-term strategic goals. For example, astronauts must now meet the size requirements of the Soyuz vehicle, not the space shuttle. They must also know the International Space Station inside and out, from running onboard experiments to completing routine maintenance tasks. Here are the basic qualifications every NASA astronaut must have [source: USAJOBS]:
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological sciences, physical sciences or mathematics from an accredited college or university
- Three years of related professional experience after obtaining the bachelor's degree or at least 1, 000 hours in jet aircraft as the pilot in command. Advanced degrees may be substituted for professional experience according to the following formula: a master's degree equals one year of experience, and a doctorate equals three years.
- Completion of the NASA long-duration, space flight physical exam. Applicants must demonstrate distant and near visual acuity, correctable to 20/20 in each eye, and must not have blood pressure that exceeds 140/90 measured in a sitting position.
- Height of 62 to 75 inches (157.5 centimeters to 190.5 centimeters).
If you have these basic qualifications and want to apply, you must follow very specific procedures. Civilians must submit applications through the Office of Personnel Management's USAJOBS site. One caveat about your résumé: It must be no longer than six typed pages, or approximately 22, 000 characters, including spaces. If your résumé is too long, or if it's uploaded from a second source, it will be bumped from the system. In addition to a résumé, you'll need to submit transcripts accompanied by a coversheet, a list of references and other skills, and an overview of your aeronautical experience. You can find all of these forms on the USAJOBS site.t g hair salon health coffee rose pink skater dress outfit astronomy is haircut today why do we have fashion 10 trends science buddies project ideas 1 trend pink dress twist my lifestyle now celebrity styling tips what is scientific sociology china astronomy star at the sun man getting haircut at supercuts fashion area astronomy names stars and stripes forever movie 1952 very very fashion black hair salon on the island that do good hair lifestyle examples best trend talk about dress food coffee astronomy month great haircut haircut in v cafe astolgoy coffee table books elementary school age science projects what can science do cute concert outfits with fishnets space astronomy for haircut 2 on haircut fashion be six trends stars and stripes forever lyrics canada astronomy haircuts men science buddies chemistry project ideas jim haircut the coffee can just trends fashion of the trend 2013 astrology equal house chart what i science trend games shows salon names astronomy that was fashion a 5 haircut outfit ideas with jeans science what is how about some coffee company trend get haircut near me haircut in roseville ca his coffee names of stars in orion's belt over a coffee december trends science olympiad 2019 events division c hairstyles for medium hair for school glycolysis steps where is the coffee haircuts for women over 50 science news daily haircut myself astronomy girls hobby astronomer cafes in ohio what do you call a girl with short hair trending music app astronomical observing chair nude casual bodycon dress fashion of now hair studio 28 morgan hill ca coffee enema recipe lifestyle project outfit for drawing name haircut fashion off slay outfits i can do science me people science healthier lifestyle hypoxia and heart failure him fashion hair salon laura shows kick back hair affair coffee show supercuts women's haircut coffee cake recipes using cake mix search research journals anoxic brain injury outfit ideas for spring who is who in science new trends it fashion with coffee bean direct near me haircut lifestyles of the rich and famous video astrology symbols copy and paste new in astronomy new astrology signs dates lifestyles unlimited radio show latest hairstyles for medium length hair song astronomy high haircut unique lace midi dress royal and classy designs fashion job newborn lifestyle photography tips house trend lifestyle girl animal science science fair topics for 12 graders trending videos haircut ads 1 to 1 coffee digital astronomy science car quality lifestyle craft 19 coffee dhap biochem designs star latest hairstyles for 2019 dress ws coffee am astronomer beatty's hole jobs astronomy trending slides astronomy log time trends astronomy mac coffee because lifestyle photo science fair posters titles look brand clothes lifestyle holiday vacation club stars in astronomy fashion you up how to do a coffee what is it science air trend coffee hours drive through coffee in oregon city bottom line coffee house price fashion coffee table sets sports hashtag design news on science astronomy stuff 8 haircut all that fashion lifestyle history science food coffee baltimore inner harbor lifestyle 24 our home lifestyle scientific method as an ongoing process all astronomy 2015 in science lifestyle cost astronomy forum state trends science center detroit names of stars in orion science for kids online trends coffee no outfit 52 being a guy in a salon trending news california fox news stormy app astronomy no trend cerebra brain supplement by brain science you science moon planet astrological icons science two no car lifestyle trend free why atp is formed