By: Joe Makintosh
It is every six year old boy's dream, but only the select few of them are chosen to represent their country, even the world, and make history. However, being an Astronaut is not easy, it involves intense training and being forced to their physical limits...
An overview on how astronauts are trained
By: Susan Klatz Beal
When NASA is considering astronauts for the Astronaut Candidate Program, they look for people who have varying backgrounds. Mission Specialists are typically people who have training as engineers, physicists, mathematicians, or other areas of science.The commander and pilot of the Shuttle Missions, each of...
The selection process to become an astronaut
By: Veritas Merit
TO BECOME AN ASTRONAUTYou gotta want it soooooooooo bad. That's the first thing. Then you gotta learn stuff, lotsa stuff. I mean you can't learn just any stuff, you gotta learn math, and science, and you gotta play fair, but not too fair. You absolutely...
Differences between the United States' astronauts and Russia's cosmonauts
By: Joe Makintosh
The space race gave birth, or at least made a household name, to two of the most respected professions ever. The Cosmonaut and the Astronaut. While both are very similar there are a few differences between them.The most obvious reason is that Cosmonauts were...
By: Elton Gahr
The survival of the human species has always depended on our ability to expand out of our native environments and into new ones and though the step now may seem more difficult than those steps in the past it is just as vital that we...
The history of NASA's Mercury Program
By: Veritas Merit
THE NASA MERCURY PROGRAM.It started long before Alan Shepard said, "Let's light this candle," as he sat atop his rocket for a "blast" in space. Of course, while he was brave as they come, he had already peed his spacesuit, leaving a puddle...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Astronauts prepare for their missions long before they are scheduled to go up into space. Sometimes the preparations begin years in advance. Depending on the length of the mission, an astronaut may or may not have any free time. When they do have free time...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
The way by which NASA selects their astronauts is rather unique. It is actually a two phase process in which during the first phase, astronauts are accepted as candidates. They are accepted out of literally thousands of men and women who apply for admission to...
By: Charles Ray
Far too few Americans are aware that African-Americans have played a significant role in U.S. space programs from the very beginning. Black astronauts have flown shuttle missions and walked in space. Others have played an essential part in development of the many technological advances...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Astronauts do not begin to go through advanced training until they are actually assigned to a crew. This doesn't happen until they have successfully completed the entire one year of classroom work and basic training. Upon completion of all of that, then they officially become...

 

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