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What Does it Take to Become a NASA Astronaut?

For many aspiring space explorers around the world, becoming an astronaut is a childhood dream. But have you ever wondered how one becomes a NASA astronaut? As with most things, it begins with filling out an application. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) received a record-breaking 18,300 applications when it announced it was looking to fill its 2017 Astronaut Candidate program. The U.S. space agency said it will take 18 months to select eight to 14 applicants...

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