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inb4 you get picked.

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

I'm pretty sure that's more than what 90% of OCN users make. Especially the unemployed ones. Besides you have to remember, you'll be in space so you can't spend till you get back whcih I would assume would be a lump some waiting in your bank account.
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I'm underage and ill-experienced to be an astronaut...frown.gif
I'm hurt NASA...I'm deeply hurt...
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I'm underage and ill-experienced to be an astronaut...frown.gif
I'm hurt NASA...I'm deeply hurt...

As long as you're at least 19 you can apply. Assuming the legal working age is 16 and you get your BS by the age of 16 and a job out of college that meets the requirements. 18 if you have 1000 manned hours of flight time.
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As long as you're at least 19 you can apply. Assuming the legal working age is 16 and you get your BS by the age of 16 and a job out of college that meets the requirements. 18 if you have 1000 manned hours of flight time.

Civil Air Patrol flight training programs. There you go for the air time.
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Besides you have to remember, you'll be in space so you can't spend till you get back whcih I would assume would be a lump some waiting in your bank account.

That's provided you don't explode on take off or burn up on re-entry.

And people thought chest busting aliens would be the worst of it...
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Damn, everything except the US citizenship. Anyone want to get married before Friday?

Also, I make more than 16%* of Astronauts. Go me!



*(assuming a linear distribution between the upper and lower salary values)
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Damn, everything except the US citizenship. Anyone want to get married before Friday?
Also, I make more than 16%* of Astronauts. Go me!
*(assuming a linear distribution between the upper and lower salary values)

guess it's back to riding our flying polar bears into space for us frown.gif least the only requirement for that is willingness to lose a finger or ten...
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Damn, everything except the US citizenship.


You can have mine, I don't want it.

 

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inb4 you get picked.

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



Considering people would pay to get in to space.....
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Considering people would pay to get in to space.....


Space tourism = tourism.

 

Astronaut = a job.

 

Slight difference there. People also pay to go on regular terrestrial flights, but they're just passengers and aren't involved with actually flying the plane.

 

It's my understanding that space is fairly dangerous + certain heath risks involved with spending time in zero-gravity and less shielding from cosmic/solar radiation. Hence I was rather surprised that the pay isn't a bit higher at least. But whatever, it's still not shabby.

 

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