Astronaut

Conor Gallagher and Alec Samperi

First Requirement

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics. An advanced degree is desirable. Quality of academic preparation is important.

Second Requirement

At least 1,000 hours pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft. Flight test experience is highly desirable.

Third Requirement

Ability to pass a NASA space physical which is similar to a military or civilian flight physical and includes the following specific standards:

  • Distant visual acuity: 20/100 or better uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 each eye.
  • Blood pressure: 140/90 measured in a sitting position.
  • Height between 62 and 75 inches.
Daily Life Of An Astronaut -- FAK #31