How to be an Astronaut

Every kids dream is to be an astronaut! Odly, the number of astronauts is decreasing.

There are two ways to apply for being an Astronaut in the US:

  1.  Apply on the government website
  2.  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 .
  • More

 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.

Source: Erik Gregersen, astronomy and space exploration editor of Encyclopædia Britannica, explaining how to become an astronaut and what training is needed to go into space.


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