NASA has begun to look for new astronauts for its Lunar and Mars missions in the next 15 years.
NASA starts accepting applications from March 2.
To be eligible for NASA's 2021 astronaut class, applicants need to be a US citizen, have at least a master's degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field, have two years of professional experience and be able to pass the physical for long-duration spaceflight. Of course, they'll also be required to pass NASA's physical requirements, which include 20/20 vision (or with corrective lenses), a resting blood pressure at or below 140/90 and stand between 62 to 75 inches (5-foot-2 to 6-foot-3). There are now 48 active members in the Corps.
NASA is celebrating its twentieth year of continuous presence on board the International Space Station in low Earth circle this year, and they're very soon sending the first woman and then a man to the moon by 2024. After this, shortlisted applicants will have to complete a two-hour online assessment. "We're asking all eligible Americans if they have what it to takes to apply beginning March 2", he added. After the first stage astronaut candidates are accepted for the Artemis mission, in 2021, NASA will accept new astronaut applications for the second time. That first batch consisted of seven men, all of whom were pilots.
Right now, there are 48 astronauts in the active astronaut corps.
NASA needs to find a workable pace Pole of the moon by 2024 - and it needs to send a lady there just because, alongside another man.
That class of space explorers, some portion of the Artemis Generation, will be a piece of the organization's endeavors to get ready for another moon arrival, and in the long run, an entry on Mars.
Representatives from the two syndicates, as well as from Northrop Grumman together with NASA, came on a panel on January 30, during the 23 Yearly Commercial Space Transportation conference to feature all the methods that private syndicates are targeting for the lunar surface.
An updated timeline for that mission is currently under review, and NASA expects to present its new plan to Congress about six weeks from now, Doug Loverro, the director of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, told reporters at a State of NASA event at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Monday (Feb. 10).
Fresh-faced astronauts could find themselves living and working 250 miles from Earth aboard the ISS.