Got the ideal stuff? NASA looking for new astronaut applicants in March

Astronaut Bruce McCandless

Want to go to the Moon or Mars? NASA is hiring explorers for its next class for Artemis Generation astronauts

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According to this release, the storied space agency will soon be accepting applications for a next-generation group of astronauts during the period starting on March 2 and running through March 31.

NASA says it will select its new class of candidates in mid-2021. This brand new generation of rocket women and men will formally be the 23rd choice group given the chance to break the bonds of Earth because the company had been set back in July of 1958, starting together with the original Mercury 7 which second calendar year.

The White House is asking for a 12% increase in the budget for NASA as the space agency continues to push its ambitious Artemis program to send people back to the moon and prepare for human exploration of Mars.

Koch's 11 months in space was "the longest single space voyage by a female astronaut or cosmonaut", according to CBS, and she was also a part of the first all-female space walk.

Applicants must be citizen of the United States and have a master's degree in a STEM field, including engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics, from an accredited institution. Those interested in applying will need to be a USA citizen and have an advanced degree in a STEM field, along with at least two years of related professional experience or at least 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft.

Currently, three astronauts remain at the space station, including Jessica Meir who took part in the record-breaking all-female spacewalk with Koch a year ago.

This application process also introduces for the first time an online assessment that may take up to two hours to complete.

Good luck and Godspeed!

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