NASA is preparing to launch American astronauts this year to the International Space Station, with the ultimate goal toward the Moon and Mars, and the agency announced that it will accept applications until March 31 for the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts. Since the 1960s, NASA has selected 350 people to train as astronaut candidates and with 48 astronauts in the active astronaut corps, more will be needed to crew spacecraft bound for multiple destinations to propel exploration forward as part of Artemis missions and beyond. Read more for a video and additional information.
The basic requirements are: United States citizenship and a master’s degree in a STEM field (engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics, from an accredited institution). However, the requirement for the master’s degree can also be met by two years of work toward a Ph.D. program in a related science, technology, engineering or math field or a completed doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, completion of a nationally recognized test pilot school program.
- Features 3 LEGO builds illustrating the areas of expertise of the 4 featured women of NASA
- Includes 4 minifigures: Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison
- Nancy Grace Roman’s build features a posable Hubble Space Telescope with authentic details and a projected image of a planetary nebula
- Margaret Hamilton’s build features a stack of book elements, representing the books of listings of Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) onboard flight software source code
- Sally Ride and Mae Jemison’s build features a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger with 3 removable rocket stages
We’re celebrating our 20th year of continuous presence aboard the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit this year, and we’re on the verge of sending the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024. For the handful of highly talented women and men we will hire to join our diverse astronaut corps, it’s an incredible time in human spaceflight to be an astronaut. We’re asking all eligible Americans if they have what it to takes to apply beginning March 2,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.