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Seeking Space Explorers: NASA Opens Astronaut Application Window

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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.

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.