Astronaut

Physics Career Project

Education

A bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics and at least three years of related professional experience obtained after degree completion OR at least 1,000 hours pilot-in-command time on jet aircraft.

Job description

An astronaut boards a spacecraft to fly on missions specific purposes and work in space, and do activities related to human space exploration.

Pay scale

According to NASA, salaries begin at just over $66,000 a year and seasoned astronauts, on the other hand, can earn upward of$144,566 a year.

Where are jobs available ?

NASA in Houston, Texas
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