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NASA looking to hire more astronauts for next moon mission

NASA on February 11 said that it was looking to expand the number of personnel in its astronaut corps which now stands at a total of 48 active employees.

While NASA prepares to put astronauts on the lunar surface, the agency will also be working to launch the various components of its Lunar Gateway, a small space station that will serve as an orbiting outpost near the moon.

Candidates will also have to pass the NASA long-duration spaceflight physical and an online assessment.

With 48 astronauts in its active unit, NASA needs more people to join the spacecraft crew for the upcoming expedition, reports CNET.

"For the bunch of profoundly gifted ladies and men, we will contract to join our different space traveler corps, and it's a fantastic time in human spaceflight to be a space explorer".

"We're celebrating our 20th year of continuous presence aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in low-Earth orbit this year, and we're on the verge of sending the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024", said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

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NASA expects to select the new class of astronaut candidates in mid-2021 to begin training as the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts. "We're asking all eligible Americans if they have what it takes to apply beginning March 2". They can even be part of the missions to the Moon and beyond.

New this year is the requirement for a master's degree in a STEM field, including engineering, math or biological, physical or computer science.

Since the sixties, NASA has chosen 350 people to train as astronaut candidates for its space missions.

The candidates will need at least two years' professional experience, or, in the case of pilots, 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time. The last class of NASA astronauts, who finished their course last month, were picked from an exhausting list of 18,000 applicants.

Those who have a relevant Master's Degree and physically and mentally prepared to live and work 400 kilometres over Earth, will be eligible to go to space and walk on the moon.

The proposal requests $25.2 billion for NASA in 2021 - the agency got $22.6 billion in 2020 - with a dedicated $3.4 billion in funding for a human-rated moon lander system, the first time since the Apollo program in the 1960s that NASA could get dedicated funding for that kind of hardware. They are planning to expand their group for space missions in the coming years. "After returning humans to the Moon in 2024, NASA plans to establish sustainable lunar exploration by 2028".

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