|Posted on Nov 15, 2011 01:03:28 PM | Fly NASA | 2 Comments ||
Fly NASA Guest Blogger: Astronaut Selection and Training Manager Duane Ross
Today is the day!
The opening of the astronaut application window is always one of my favorite days. I have served as the Manager of the Astronaut Selection Office for more than many years, and it continues to be a great job.
Throughout the year, I am contacted frequently by young hopefuls wanting to learn more about what it takes to become an astronaut. What type of school should they go to? What topics should they study? What will set them apart from the other aspiring applicants? Etc., etc. Of course, over the years, my answers have remained the same. They should follow their own passion and aptitude and their character and accomplishments will speak for themselves.
2009 astronaut candidates Mark T. Vende Hei (left) and Jeanette J. Epps practice various fire-starting techniques during an almost week-long land survival training course in the wilderness of western Maine. Looking on are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut candidate Takuya Onishi and Duane Ross (partially obscured) manager of astronaut candidate selection and training.
I hope you will explore our Web site and see if you have what it takes to be one of our country’s great explorers! Or maybe you know someone who does!
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NASA’s Astronaut Selection Office
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