The American space Agency NASA announced the end of the 14th of December last year, the recruitment of astronauts. The ranks of the conquerors of space volunteered to fill 18 more than 300 people. Those whose applications are accepted, will, inter alia, required to learn Russian language.
The number of those wishing to become NASA astronauts were unprecedented — the previous record set in 1978, was about 8 thousand applicants (then was first announced recruitment of both men and women). In 2012, when we were doing our last set, wishing it was only 6,3 thousand. This time the hype, in all probability, stems from the fact that in the foreseeable future, NASA may send a mission to Mars, and many would like to take part in it. Apply can Americans with a bachelor’s degree in biology, engineering, medicine, computer science or mathematics.
“With so many applications we have a lot of work on their selection, — said the representative of the American space Agency Brian Kelly. but it is very heartening that so many people want to participate in exciting projects NASA”.
More than 18 thousand candidates will be trained spaceflight will be from 8 to 14 people, and the names of the winners will be announced only in 2017. Future astronauts be taught to work, including space and equipment to go into space. In addition, they will hone skills of teamwork. Russian language will also be for the potential space explorers mandatory discipline, reports space.com.
Some of those who will be able to successfully pass the training, will subsequently be ready to fly to the International space station. Others will participate in NASA missions involving manned flight to Mars or into deep space.