There are two ways to apply for being an Astronaut in the US:
- Apply on the government website
- Apply through military service branch (if you are military).
What do you need?
- You have to have college degree in Sciences
- Good health
- 20-20 vision
- Blood pressure not to exceed 140/90 measured in a sitting position
- 2 years of training for: system on space crafts, orbits work, training underwater (space walks), simulate cero gravity .
What to tell a kid who wants to be an astronaut:
- Keep on getting good grades (Science and math)
- Keep yourself in good physical shape
- NASA prefers to use the term spaceflight participant to distinguish astronauts from space tourists
- Applicants for the Astronaut Candidate Program must be citizens of the United States, applicants with valid U.S. dual-citizenship are also eligible.