A new probe built by NASA and the European Space Agency set off on a blazing hot journey to the sun on Sunday to take the first close-up look at the star's polar regions, a mission expected to yield insight into how solar radiant energy affects Earth. In a simple media advisory, NASA announced that it is searching for more Artemis generation astronauts and that applications will be open from March 2 to 31.
The basic requirements include United States citizenship and a master's degree in a STEM field that includes engineering, biological science, computer science, or mathematics from an accredited institution. Candidates must also be able to pass a physical for long-duration spaceflight, including vision correctable to 20/20 in each eye (eyeglasses and LASIK are allowed) and be able to fit into both NASA's spacecraft and spacesuits.
With 48 astronauts in its active unit, NASA needs more people to join the spacecraft crew for the upcoming expedition, reports CNET.
"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", he continued.
Despite the delays, NASA is still aiming to put "the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024" with its Artemis program, Bridenstine said during his State of NASA speech at NASA's Stennis Space Center in MS on Monday, repeating a motto that he shares just about every time he has a microphone and an audience. For the first time, astronaut applicants will also have to take an online assessment that may take up to two hours to complete. "We're asking all eligible Americans if they have what it takes to apply". That first batch consisted of seven men, all of whom were pilots. According to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, they are planning to send two astronauts to the Moon by 2024.
Space missions do not simply have a mere scientific or discovery value of what surrounds us, but they have value above all in the technological sector. US President Trump is promoting NASA for a mission to land on the Moon by 2024.
Those exploration efforts will hopefully help the agency prepare to send people to Mars in the mid-2030s, NASA said. The last class of NASA astronauts, who finished their course last month, were picked from an exhausting list of 18,000 applicants. You must be ready to live and work 400 kilometers above Earth on the ISS.