Nov 25, 2022

Here’s How NASA Determines Which Applicants Make It to Be Astronauts

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Many children grow up gazing up at the night sky, dreaming of becoming astronauts who boldly go to the Moon – and beyond.

But in order to get that elusive job, would-be astronauts must make it through a competitive selection process. For NASA’s 2021 class of astronauts, the space agency said it chose just 10 candidates from more than 12,000 applicants.

Basic requirements, according to NASA, include US citizenship and a master’s degree in a STEM field, like engineering, biological science, or computer science. Astronauts must be in good shape and able to pass NASA’s demanding physical exams.

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