NASA Is Busting Myths About Astronaut Requirements
NASA is recruiting astronauts, and the requirements have changed a lot over the years.
"I want you to apply for NASA's astronaut program," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said.
So it's busting some myths about applying to be an astronaut.
Myth 1: There are age requirements. FALSE.
Myth 2: Astronauts need a Ph.D. FALSE.
But your bachelor's must relate to engineering, mathematics, biology or physical science.
Myth 3: You need perfect vision. FALSE.
Kind of. NASA allows surgery to correct your vision to 20/20 at least a year before you apply. (Video via U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
Myth 4: You need military and pilot experience.
But being a pilot wouldn't hurt.
So dream big.
Applications open Dec. 14.
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