NASA is hiring astronauts to go to the moon and Mars. Applications are now open — here’s what candidates need on their resumes.

NASA is hiring astronauts to go to the moon and Mars. Applications are now open — here’s what candidates need on their resumes.

Business·2020-03-03 06:53

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NASA’s Artemis program aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. After that, the goal is to send astronauts to Mars.

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NASA is hiring a new class of astronauts for its Artemis missions, which aim to set up a station on the moon and send people to Mars.

Last time the space agency hired a new class of astronauts, it received 18,000 applications.

For those selected, training includes underwater spacewalk simulations, learning Russian, and flying fighter jets.

Applications are open .

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NASA is looking for new astronauts.

The new class will staff the agency’s Artemis missions, which aim to set up a station on the moon and eventually send humans to Mars.

“It’s the best job, on or off the planet,” Brandi Dean, a spokesperson for NASA, told Business Insider.

The application period for the new cohort opened Monday and closes March 31. The salary range: $104,898 to $161,141. You can apply here.

NASA doesn’t have a set number of open positions, but past cohort sizes have ranged from eight to 12. The last time the agency hired astronauts, over 18,000 applications came in.

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