NASA is looking for astronaut candidates from a variety of backgrounds, including pilots, engineers, scientists and medical doctors.
Applicants for Pilot positions must have 1,000 hours flying a jet aircraft. Mission specialists need at least three years of professional experience in their field, and preferably an advanced degree. You’ll also need to pass a physical.
The agency will accept applications from Dec. 14 through mid-February, and expects to announce their selections in mid-2017.