NASA said the "Artemis generation" astronauts could travel aboard Commercial Crew Program spacecraft to live and work in the International Space Station, or they may lift off with the new Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, dock at the planned Lunar Gateway and land on the moon later int this decade.
The requirements for a Master's degree in science, engineering or mathematics (STEM) can also be met by being two years into a STEM PhD, or by being a test pilot, one of the most well-worn paths to the astronaut corps. They then have to successfully clear NASA's long-duration spaceflight physical examination. There are now 48 active members in the Corps.More news: Wild trade Jason Zucker to the Penguins for Alex Galchenyuk
A handful of new ones will be hired for the astronaut corps and begin training.
Despite the delays, NASA is still aiming to put "the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024" with its Artemis program, Bridenstine said during his State of NASA speech at NASA's Stennis Space Center in MS on Monday, repeating a motto that he shares just about every time he has a microphone and an audience. NASA has already proposed plans to put the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024. "We're inquiring as to whether they have what it to takes to apply starting March 2", NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a news discharge.More news: Billionaire Bezos buys estate for $165 mn
Applicants should also come with at least two years of "progressively responsible" work experience in their fields.
Those selected in the first round will also have to complete two years of testing, which involves some of their most notorious training sequences, such as swimming the length of three pools and treading water continuously for 10 minutes while wearing a flight suit; running emergency scenarios in high- and low-pressure altitude chambers; and performing mid-air maneuvers in microgravity on an aircraft that toggles altitudes up to 40 times a day.More news: US Space Force says mystery Russian craft tracking American spy satellites
NASA saw a record number of applicants for its 2017 astronaut class. After the first stage astronaut candidates are accepted for the Artemis mission, in 2021, NASA will accept new astronaut applications for the second time. And last but not the least, you have to prepare yourself for working 250 miles above Earth on the International Space Station and being a U.S citizen. With Artemis, NASA aims to build a sustainable human presence on the lunar surface after the landing in 2024.