Shae Gustafson - 2nd hr. Science
Good classes to take in high school are: Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics and Probability, and Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra
As far as college, I would need: Cosmology, Methods of Theoretical Physics, Particles and Motion, Physics with Calculus, Solar System Anatomy, Stellar and Galactic Astronomy, Theoretical Mechanics
Education and Living Cost
Grand total (living and education cost): $199,100
Four years at University of Arizona: $161,284
Housing for time in college (dorm): $21,600
Food/Groceries for time in college: $10,800
Gas money for traveling/helping pay for carpool: $2,700
Clothing money for time in college: $4,000
Total tuition for time in college (4 years): $160,000
• Many people will need to apply for loans or a scholarship because it is difficult to save up the full amount that college costs.
• It is a good idea to get a job and work full hours in the summer so you can try to keep up with the payments. Getting a job during the school year and working at night would be helpful too, but not everyone has time for that.
• I might want to be an astronaut because my favorite thing to learn about is space and astronomy and I am very interested in it! The only reason I wouldn't want this job is because all the movies I've seen about astronauts, they haven't had a safe trip up to space, in space they had problems, and on the way back to Earth was dangerous. So I wouldn't risk my life for that, but otherwise it would be a very cool and fun job!
Organizations for this Career
Airplane Pilot Training: https://wiscareers.wisc.edu/C_CVstuff/MilInfo.asp?Num=MI340600
Space Operations Officer: https://wiscareers.wisc.edu/C_CVstuff/MilInfo.asp?Num=MI182400
Astronaut Pros & Cons
Work eight hours a day.
Pays well ($128,140 per year).
You get to do things that most people will never do in their lives like go in space!
Required to complete an exhaustive year of training.
Most job sites are in Texas and Florida, so you would have to move.