NASA is hiring new astronauts to go to the moon
Need a job with perks that are out of this world? NASA announced Monday that it’s hiring two astronauts — one man, one woman — to travel to the moon within the next three years to explore its south pole.
After that comes the “giant leap” to Mars in the mid-2030s, the agency said.
Applicants only need two years of work toward a doctoral program in math, science, technology or engineering; a completed doctorate in medicine; to have completed an internationally recognized pilot test program by June 2021; and to best the thousands of people against whom they'll likely compete.
The last time NASA solicited applications for new astronauts was 2015, when 18,300 people applied.