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NASA is looking for new astronaut candidates

Posted: 10:39 AM, Feb 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-26 14:16:37-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Did you ever dream of being an astronaut? Now is your chance to make that dream a reality!

NASA is looking for people to join a new crop of candidates for its training program.

Applications for the Astronaut Candidate Program open on Monday.

According to the NASA website, candidates must have a degree in engineering, math or science. The website reads:

Applicants for the Astronaut Candidate Program must meet the basic education requirements for NASA engineering and scientific positions - specifically: successful completion of standard professional curriculum in an accredited college or university leading to at least a bachelor's degree with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics. The following degree fields, while related to engineering and the sciences, are not considered qualifying:

*- Degrees in Technology (Engineering Technology, Aviation Technology, Medical Technology, etc.)
*- Degrees in Psychology (except for Clinical Psychology, Physiological Psychology, or Experimental Psychology which are qualifying).
*- Degrees in Nursing.
*- Degrees in Exercise Physiology or similar fields
*- Degrees in Social Sciences (Geography, Anthropology, Archaeology, etc.).
*- Degrees in Aviation, Aviation Management, or similar fields.

To learn more or to apply, visit NASA.gov.