China News Service, February 27. According to a report by ChinaNet, do you want to be an astronaut? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will recruit the second batch of astronauts for the new moon landing program “Artemis”. The new batch of astronauts will carry out the mission to explore the moon and Mars. Accepted from March 2 to March 31 Apply online.
Data map: American astronaut.
What are the job requirements of an astronaut?
Anne Romer, NASA Astronaut Selection Program Manager, said: “NASA is looking for comprehensive talents, they must come from one of the science disciplines such as mathematics, science, and engineering. In addition, we are looking for good interpersonal skills. , A person with good teamwork skills and leadership skills.”
According to NASA’s requirements, the basic conditions for applying are: must be a U.S. citizen and have a master’s degree or higher in STEM, majors including engineering, biological sciences, physical sciences, computer science or mathematics, etc. If you don’t have a master’s degree, you can still meet in other ways.
In addition, the candidate must also have more than 2 years of relevant industry experience, or at least 1,000 hours of jet flight experience.
As part of the application, applicants must undergo a two-hour online evaluation. The candidate will then be required to pass NASA’s long-term aerospace physical examination.
Data map: American astronauts take a space walk outside the International Space Station.
How did NASA choose astronauts in history?
Since 1960, NASA has screened 350 candidates for training as astronauts to complete increasingly difficult space exploration missions. Romer said that NASA has 48 active astronauts and it needs more qualified personnel to carry its spacecraft and further realize the “Artemis” mission to the moon and subsequent missions to Mars.
NASA Director Jim Bridenstine said: “This year we are celebrating 20 consecutive years of NASA’s presence on the International Space Station in low earth orbit. We are about to send the first female astronaut and the second male astronaut aboard before 2024. Moon.”
He also said: “We will hire highly talented candidates to join our diverse astronaut team. It is an incredible moment to become an astronaut in human space flight.”
Data map: Moon.
What will the candidate do next?
According to reports, NASA will announce the list of astronauts for the new moon landing program in the early summer of 2021.
NASA said that after completing the training, new astronauts can live and work on the International Space Station on the spacecraft of the commercial manned space program, or they can take off on the new space launch system rocket and Orion spacecraft to go to the planned moon. The “Gateway” space station landed on the moon later.
In addition, NASA plans to establish sustainable lunar exploration by 2028. These experiences will pave the way for astronauts to go to Mars. NASA also plans to send the first humans to Mars in the mid-2030s.