NASA is now accepting public applications for it’s astronaut program. Applications will be accepted beginning December 14, 2015.
So what are the basic requirements to become a NASA Astronaut Pilot? Here they are:
1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics. An advanced degree is desirable. Quality of academic preparation is important.
2. At least 1,000 hours pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft. Flight test experience is highly desirable.
3. Ability to pass a NASA space physical which is similar to a military or civilian flight physical and includes the following specific standards:
– Distant visual acuity: 20/100 or better uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 each eye.
– Blood pressure: 140/90 measured in a sitting position.
– Height between 62 and 75 inches.
To apply, visit this NASA link.