Applications doesn't mean they will send you to pluto right away. If you had even a tiny bit of surgery that can cause a health risk, or any condition that can even remotely cause you to risk the health or lives of the crew members, they will disqualify you immediately.
>>7641502 I actually don't want to be an astronaut and don't even know why people would want to be one. I might fail to see the appeal. Or it's just an american meme that survived the "end" of the cold war.
>>7641502 >>7641509 Well I'm fucked. I had five surgeries in my life. Also you need to have great vital readings. The medical testing they do to astronauts is very, very through. They find the smallest things in your body and discover illness and defects you didn't know you had inside of your body. Also the last part said you need to pass a physical. Which means 90% of STEM folk will fail. Have you seen how many obese people are in those fields?
>>7641529 not a redditor. Stop trying to validate your opinions and getting mad when other people don't care as much. You want to be an astronaut? Fine, go be a winner. I don't give a fuck and would rather create companies.
>1 I'm not an American and I would never want to be one.
>2 >>7641509 If this is true I'd probably get disqualified for being asthmatic. I'm an athlete and have great vitals and unless their test is beyond the SF entry test in my country I shouldn't have trouble passing it but my history of asthma would probably disqualify me like it did for the military.
So having actually been to the NASA site multiple times (I wanted to be an astronaut as a kid) and checking their requirements instead of trusting some shit-tier infograph bait on /sci/ I can say the following:
NASA wants you to have at least an M.Sc. in specific range of STEM fields (Computer Science isnt going to hack it, sorry), very preferably a PhD, and even more preferably have expertise in MULTIPLE fields. If you have flight experience (commercial but preferably military) you can get away with less STEM education, but you still need a B.Sc. in one of the relevant fields.
You are advised that if you just meet the minimum requirements, you will be competing against people from all over the world who exceed them, and will have far less chance of becoming an astronaut.
>>7641553 Yeah this, you need at least a postgrad physics degree, but preferably engineering which as we all know is what is actually meant by "STEM" anyway. I see M.Sc. the most often as the "minimum" though I don't think there is any official minimum to applying. Rounded experience and formal education in multiple fields is preferred over niche research experience too.
>>7641502 1) I'm not even close to being smart enough to be selected. 2) I'm way too lazy, both for doing all the studying required and to do the actual work. 3) I don't have any aviation experience. 4) My physical health comes short. 5) My passions lay elsewhere. 6) When in space I wouldn't be able to cuddle with my gf.
>>7641516 >>7641574 Am I the only one wondering why we don't let them in to build us a railroad? The US did it years ago and it seemed to work pretty well, let's do the same. They can be cheap labour (see: free in return for being let in) for building us hide speed rail between the cities
>>7641579 You need a PhD in bio as well. They want the bio folks. Engineering is not a top priority for NASA astronaut corps. They are usually glorified mechanics in the ISS. They want research scientists.
>>7641502 >baaah it's too hard >these are the requirements on the official website you say this like it's everyones dream to become an astronaut. staying for months or years in a tiny box orbiting the earth seems like a shitty job. >but anon the view is like CRAZY neato m8
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