What is the procedure of studying in NASA?


To be an Astronaut you need to specialize in Aeronautical / Aerospace engineering at an advanced level.

The men and women who make up America’s Astronaut Corps must possess a unique blend of personality traits. A glance at the credentials of the less than one per cent who do make it through NASA‘s week long screening process reveals that they comprise top scholars, decorated pilots, and accomplished scientists.

Astronauts spend years training before they can lift off into space. They learn to operate shuttles, perform experiments in zero gravity (and eat bugs if they must survive in the wilderness should a practice flight go out of control).

Early missions used to be short and dangerous. Now astronauts are trained for the long haul. So, you must be capable of negotiating long periods of isolation, extended confinement, boredom and uncertainty drawing on inner resources to sustain yourself.

Interestingly, over 1/3rd of NASA employees are of Indian origin.

The NASA-Ames Research Center has implemented a new automated recruiting and staffing system called NASA STARS. For more information on how to apply, please visit the NASA Website: https://hr.arc.nasa.gov/students/ index.html.

For information on other student programmes or job opportunities, visit the following websites:

NASA Jobs: www.nasajobs.nasa.gov/

Federal Government Student Jobs: www.studentjobs.gov

Education Associates Program (EAP): https://edassoc.arc.nasa.gov

Undergraduate Student Research Programme (USRP): https://education.nasa.gov/usrp/