Welcome, Career Astronaut Applicant

We look forward to reviewing your Career Astronaut application. As a reminder, the process requirements are detailed below:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in any STEM or Arts degree program that will result in at least a Bachelor’s degree before or during the competition (i.e. engineering, biology, mathematics, etc.)
  • Must be physically fit for space and able to pass a physical exam
  • Must obtain Scuba Certification prior to start of competition
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs
  • Must complete at least three years of work related experience in chosen field of study before or during the competition (part-time is acceptable)
  • Must be free from any disease, psychiatric disorders, dependency on drugs, alcohol or tobacco
  • Must have the normal range of motion and functionality in all joints
  • Must have visual acuity in both eyes of 100% (20/20) either uncorrected or corrected with lenses or contact lenses
  • Must demonstrate cognitive, mental and personality capabilities to enable him/her to work efficiently in an intellectually and socially highly demanding environment
  • Foreign language skills a plus
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

To apply, here’s what we’ll need from you:

  • Describe in 500 words or less why you want to be a Career Astronaut
  • Attach your most current resume
  • A copy of your most recent unofficial transcripts (Minimum requirement is 3.0 GPA) Countries that do not use the GPA system are OK to apply