For real, getting into a spaceship is probably a dream for many youth, but it’s not simple process. Dear friends and readers from everywhere, thank you; particularly to the US, India, and China.
It is such a big deal to become an astronaut. It is a job for you if you have a high physical fitness. NASA requires for its space physical that you have excellent vision, excellent blood pressure, and height of 62-75 inches.
How long does it take to become an astronaut?
It takes more than school to gain a foothold as an astronaut selection candidate, however. NASA wants at least three years of “related, progressively responsible, professional experience” or (in a nod to military candidates) at least 1,000 hours of “pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft.”Jun 7, 2017
How much money does an astronaut make per year?
Currently, a GS-12 starts at $65,140 per year and a GS-13 can earn up to $100,701 per year. Military Astronaut Candidates are assigned to the Johnson Space Center and remain in an active duty status for pay, benefits, leave, and other similar military matter. That is an old figure, five years ago.
What are your chances in being an astronaut?
There have been 257 NASA astronauts over the years and an applicant has a 0.6% chance of being selected. Of those non-pilots selected out of civilian life 38.9% had completed a Masters degree and 38.3% had a PhD. Of the pilots selected 52% had a Master’s and 43% had only a Bachelor’s.
How do astronauts take a shower?
The astronauts wipe their body clean by using a wet towel, and wash their hair by using water-less shampoo. Since water does not flow in a zero-gravity environment, the astronauts cannot wash their hands under a faucet as you do on Earth. So, there are no sinks or showers inside the space shuttle.
How can astronaut pee?
Astronauts can urinate into a long tube with a vacuum system sucking away the waste or they can sit down on a special space toilet on board the ISS. “The airflow keeps everything going down the pipe,” Major Peake explains, “Simple as that.”
There is a lot of stories about the astronauts who went in trips to space, or who visited the moon, but there is a lot more. There is plenty of strange stories that happened to astronauts when they traveled all the way out of our Earth, but this will be for another talk.