How to become an astronaut
Despite their unique journeys, all astronauts have a few things in common: an academic background in science or technology, excellent health, and a wide range of outstanding qualities and skills.
Do you think you have what it takes to become an astronaut? Go to the pages below to learn more about the process to select these space explorers.
The detailed list of requirements and skills needed to become an astronaut.
Read about the key steps in the candidate selection process.
Learn more about the training and tasks involved in being an astronaut, both on Earth and in space.
Read the story of the 2009 selection process—a wild ride filled with thrills!
An overview of the astronaut recruitment campaigns that have been held in Canada.
Everything you need to know about the selection process, requirements, astronauts' rate of pay, and much more.
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