By: Isaiah H
What Are Astronauts?
The 4 General Types of Astronauts
Pilots - Pilots main job is to pilot the space craft, educationally you need at least a bachelor's degree, in some of the following desired careers engineering, biology, and physical science. Must have at least 1,000 hours of jet aircraft training, and it is desired to have prior military background.
Mission Specialists - Mission Specialists are the astronauts who conduct general science experiments on the International Space Station. Most people who are planing to become mission specialists go to university that are funded by NASA. To be qualified for a mission specialists you are required to pass the class II physical exam and have a type of internship at NASA.
Pay Load Specialists - Pay load specialists conduct science experiments that they are particular familiar with. Pay load specialists do not need to participate in astronaut training. These specialists must have specific schooling for their responsibility. They must although pass the physical examination.
What Goes Into a Astronaut's´ Training?
Extra/Lenght of Training
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