NASA accepts applications from astronauts to travel to the Moon and maybe even Mars. Applications are accepted until the end of March, NY Post reported.
“America is closer than any other time in history since the Apollo program to returning astronauts to the Moon. We will send the first woman and next man to the lunar South Pole by 2024, and we need more astronauts to follow suit on the Moon, and then Mars,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a release.
“We’re looking for talented men and women from diverse backgrounds and every walk of life to join us in this new era of human exploration that begins with the Artemis program to the Moon. If you have always dreamed of being an astronaut, apply now.”
NASA has been choosing candidates this way since the 1960s. However, now space travelers are required to have a master's degree in science, mathematics, or technology. While earlier, applicants only required a bachelor's degree in these subjects.
The US space agency is expected to select astronaut candidates by mid-2021.