NASA is now searching for new astronauts. Yes, you read it right. NASA, again, is ready to accept new applicants to support the International Space Station and future deep space missions.
These are the following basic requirements:
1. You must be an US citizen (sorry for those non-American people).
2. You must a height of 5 feet and 17 inches to 6 feet.
3. Must have a resting blood pressure not to exceed 140/90.
4. 20/20 vision, though corrective eye surgeries like LASIK are allowed.
5. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics. Despite the space flight factor, aviation degrees do not qualify.
6. Three years of relevant professional experience or 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in a jet aircraft.
The final selection is dependent on the completion of training including Space Station systems, robotics skills training, learning Russian, and aircraft flight readiness. Astronaut candidates earn between $64,000-141,000 per year
Application is until January 27, 2012 .