NASA says it wants the next generation of astronauts to walk on the Moon and journey to Mars. The US Space Agency announced yesterday that it is seeking to add its astronaut corps as part of plans to dramatically expand its crewed space missions in the coming years. The corps currently stands at 48 active personnel.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the agency is celebrating its 20th year of continuous presence aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in low-Earth orbit this year. NASA plans to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024.
Among the qualifications required for new astronauts would be a relevant Master’s degree, be prepared to live and work 400 kilometers above Earth on the International Space Station, and be a US citizen. From