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How do you become an Astronaut

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Bryce’s Answer

Hi Marquavious,

That is a great question and a lot more complex than most people think. Most people think that astronauts all did the same thing to get where they are and in most cases that is not true. Astronauts come from a multitude of backgrounds and multiple different disciplines. You don't have to study astronomy or even space to become an astronaut. A lot of astronauts have degrees in subjects like geology, engineering, biology, and multiple different areas of science and math. I would definitely recommend focusing on fine tuning your math and science skills because that will definitely be useful to you down the line. Then I would recommend looking at the requirements to become an astronaut. You will probably find those requirements on NASA's website. Lastly, just do your best and put in max effort and you will achieve your goal. Good luck!
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Sharool’s Answer

The agency's basic requirements are a bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics, followed by three years of professional experience (or 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft). Candidates also must pass NASA's astronaut physical examination
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Barry’s Answer

Being an astronaut is a great goal. Many people chosen to be enter NASA's astronaut program are pilots in the military, or they are specialists in a field of study like engineers, medical researchers, and scientists.
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Kimberly’s Answer

Hey,

to start a career in astronut, make sure you have good grades in school, especially in the math and sciences spectrum. Going to college, while in college, Doing interships/ and volenteer work from NASA a large company or space X another company of space explorers there are also other space companies. Make sure you are in good shape and healthy. Also, getting a mentor that specializes in that field. After that, apply to various space companies. Good Luck !!!!!

Kimberly recommends the following next steps:

good grades in school (math and science)
go to college
Internships
mentorship/ Good shape , and healthy
Apply to space companies
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Barry’s Answer

Being an astronaut is a great goal. Many people chosen to be enter NASA's astronaut program are pilots in the military, or they are specialists in a field of study like engineers, medical researchers, and scientists.
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Lisa’s Answer

Hi Marqavious!

I've always thought being an astronaut is such a cool career! As you may know, NASA is the largest space exploration group in the US, and they have a great page on their website about what it takes to become an astronaut that you should check out: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/postsecondary/features/F_Astronaut_Requirements.html

I hope this is helpful!

Lisa
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