Prepare to face some stiff competition.
Prepare to travel to infinity and beyond—if you can make the cut.
NASA’s hiring a new class of astronauts, and as of today (Dec. 14), it’s accepting applications. Do you have what it takes? Watch the video to find out.
But be warned: Being selected doesn’t necessarily guarantee a ticket to space. There’s a two-year evaluation period in which candidates have to pass physical tests and master a variety of Russian language, robotics, and flight-training skills, among other requirements.
Those who make it, though, will enter an elite family tasked with expanding the world’s knowledge of the universe.