Seeking Space Explorers: NASA Opens Astronaut Application Window
NASA is looking for astronauts to help blaze a trail to Mars. The space agency started accepting applications Monday.
To be considered, applicants must be U.S. citizens with at least a bachelor’s degree in science, math or engineering.
Competition is expected to be intense: Of the more than 6,000 people who applied for NASA’s last astronaut class in 2013, only eight made it.
Astronauts make between $66,000 and $145,000 a year. They must be willing to relocate to Houston, where the Johnson Space Center is located.
Applications are being accepted online through Feb. 18, 2016.