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    Astronaut candidates will spend approximately two years training on the basic skills required to be an astronaut - from spacewalking and robotics to leadership and teamwork skills. Upon completing training, they will join the active astronaut corps and become eligible for spaceflight assignment. Until assigned a spaceflight, they will have responsibilities within the astronaut office ranging from supporting their fellow astronauts in space to advising on the development of new spacecraft.

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    Major duties of the astronaut position include, but are not limited to:

    • - Conducting operations in space, including on the International Space Station (ISS) and in the development and testing of future spacecraft.
    • - Performing extravehicular activities (EVA) and robotics operations using the remote manipulator system.
    • - Conducting research experiments and operating as a safe member of an aircraft crew (including flight planning and communications) and spacecraft maintenance activities.
    • - Participating in mission simulations to help themselves and flight controllers in the Mission Control Center operate in the dynamic environment of space.
    • - Serving as the public face of NASA, providing appearances across the country and internationally, and sharing NASA's discoveries and goals.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - Extensive travel required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

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