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Attention, Would-Be Astronauts: NASA Now Accepting Online Applications

Eugene A. Cernan, Commander, Apollo 17 salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity on NASA's final lunar landing mission.

Eugene A. Cernan, Commander, Apollo 17 salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity on NASA's final lunar landing mission. // NASA

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By Michael Tabb Quartz December 14, 2015

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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.

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