NASA is hiring new astronauts to go to the moon

Via:  freefaller  •  one month ago  •  8 comments

NASA is hiring new astronauts to go to the moon
The astronauts will participate in the agency’s next big mission — to help establish “sustainable exploration” on the moon by 2028

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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.

That trip, NASA said, is part of the agency’s next big mission — to establish “sustainable exploration” with “commercial and international partners” on the moon by 2028.

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.

The agency selected 11 of them. They graduated from training earlier this year


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1  seeder  Freefaller    one month ago

Thought I'd put this out there for anyone looking for a career change.  I imagine the competition is going to be fierce though

2  Tacos!    one month ago

Are they looking for a few good middle aged men who black out under high Gs and are moderately claustrophobic? Asking for a friend.

3  squiggy    one month ago

"Need a job with perks that are out of this world?"

A man and a woman for "sustainable exploration". WTF are they doing?

3.1  seeder  Freefaller  replied to  squiggy @3    one month ago
WTF are they doing?

Going for gender equality is my guess

3.1.1  squiggy  replied to  Freefaller @3.1    one month ago

‘sustainable’ is the pecliarity.

3.1.2  bccrane  replied to  squiggy @3.1.1    one month ago

They're looking to the future, start out with a man and woman to work the lunar land and the children to take over.  That's sustainable isn't it?/s

Why just two, of course the third would be in the command module, why not three or four?  And if they're looking to get this done by 2028 shouldn't there be missions already started to land shielded habitat components needed for extended lunar stays?

4  Gordy327    one month ago

Getting back to the moon should be easier, as we've done it before. The challenge will be in establishing a long term or permanent settlement there.

4.1  seeder  Freefaller  replied to  Gordy327 @4    one month ago

Very true


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