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https://twitter.com/#!/NASA/status/162204286263099392

From Twitter:
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US citizens w/ bachelor's in eng, science or math + 3 yrs experience? Apply to be an astronaut by Friday! http://go.nasa.gov/wVrJDe

From NASA site:
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All U.S. civilians and active duty military personnel with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or math and three years of professional experience meet the requirements to apply to become the next highest class of astronaut candidates on Earth.
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SALARY RANGE: $64,724.00 to $141,715.00/ Per Year

omg ... WHO WANTS TO GO TO SPACE!!! SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!

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Edited by matty0610 - 1/25/12 at 8:10pm
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Sweet, I'll qualify in 4 years. smile.gif
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im fat; claustrophobic, seen alien, and scored a 790 on my SATs, aint no way im goin in space . but seriously how can you have 3+ years experience for that job.
 
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post #4 of 62
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im fat; claustrophobic, seen alien, and scored a 790 on my SATs, aint no way im goin in space . but seriously how can you have 3+ years experience for that job.

Their site merely says "three years of professional experience." Since they didn't specify, I think it can be in any related field, especially considering their degree requirements. I expected flight experience to be a requirement, though, considering most astronauts were pilots beforehand.
    
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post #5 of 62
they probably didn't mention that your medical record has to be absolutely spotless. i doubt they'd let anyone go to space with a heart murmur or a even a family history of it.
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post #6 of 62
Sweet. Actually pays less than I thought, but the upper range is nice biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 62
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Their site merely says "three years of professional experience." Since they didn't specify, I think it can be in any related field, especially considering their degree requirements. I expected flight experience to be a requirement, though, considering most astronauts were pilots beforehand.

These are the Qualifications:
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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements before submitting an application.

1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics. Quality of academic preparation is important.

Notes on Academic Requirements:
Applicants for the Astronaut Candidate Program must meet the basic education requirements for NASA engineering and scientific positions, specifically: successful completion of standard professional curriculum in an accredited college or university leading to at least a bachelor's degree with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics.

The following degree fields are not considered qualifying:
--Degrees in Technology (Engineering Technology, Aviation Technology, Medical Technology, etc.)
--Degrees in Psychology (except for Clinical Psychology, Physiological Psychology, or Experimental Psychology, which are qualifying)
--Degrees in Nursing
--Degrees in Exercise Physiology or similar fields
--Degrees in Social Sciences (Geography, Anthropology, Archaeology, etc.)
--Degrees in Aviation, Aviation Management, or similar fields

2. Degree followed by at least 3 years of related, progressively responsible, professional experience OR at least 1,000 hours 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.

3. Ability to pass the NASA long-duration space flight physical, which includes the following specific requirements:

Distant and near visual acuity: Must be correctable to 20/20, each eye

The refractive surgical procedures of the eye, PRK and LASIK, are allowed, providing at least 1 year has passed since the date of the procedure with no permanent adverse after effects. For those applicants under final consideration, an operative report on the surgical procedure will be requested.

Blood pressure not to exceed 140/90 measured in a sitting position

Standing height between 62 and 75 inches.

Notes on Space Flight Physical Requirements:
Since all crewmembers will be expected to fly aboard the Soyuz vehicle and perform Extravehicular Activities (space walks), applicants must meet the anthropometric requirements for both the Soyuz vehicle and the extravehicular activity mobility unit (space suit). Applicants brought in for interview will be evaluated to ensure they meet the anthropometric requirements.

Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other field of science. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.

U.S. citizenship is required.
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Applied for laughs. Meet all the requirements there somehow.
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post #9 of 62
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Sweet, I'll qualify in 4 years. smile.gif


So will I hopefully lol, that is if I get a job out of college ( Electrical and computer engineering with 1 year left ) tongue.gif
    
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post #10 of 62
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Applied for laughs. Meet all the requirements there somehow.


inb4 you get picked.

 

Also $141K is decent but still seems a tad low IMO. Oh well, budget cuts I guess.

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