NASA is looking for a new class of astronauts and it might be more attainable than you think.

NASA put out information on Tuesday looking for people interested in staffing their Artemis missions which include setting up camp on the moon and then on Mars.

Currently they have 48 members of the active astronaut corps and are trying to find more people to fulfill future missions for future discovery!

The application period for the new class opens on March 2nd, so get your resume updated.  You have until March 31st to apply.  Be warned, it's a two hour online assessment, so be sure you use the facilities before you begin.

The new class will begin training in mid 2021 and NASA already has plans for this new class:

After completing training, the new astronauts could launch on American rockets and spacecraft developed for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to live and work aboard the International Space Station, 250 miles above Earth, where they will take part in experiments that benefit life at home and prepare us for more distant exploration.

They may also launch on NASA’s powerful new Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, docking the spacecraft at the Gateway in lunar orbit before taking a new human landing system to the Moon’s surface. After returning humans to the Moon in 2024, NASA plans to establish sustainable lunar exploration by 2028. Gaining new experiences on and around the Moon will prepare NASA to send the first humans to Mars in the mid-2030s.

Are you as excited about this as I am?  Then, head over to the government's job site for more info and get ready to apply.

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