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    My ambition, how do I go about it?!
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    some kind of defense institute with a good physics background (i.e. degree, doctorate). Should really be an american citizen - im told that helps....
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    (Original post by stu673)
    some kind of defense institute with a good physics background (i.e. degree, doctorate). Should really be an american citizen - im told that helps....
    how many astronauts are there in the world i wonder
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    If you don't like small spaces, roller coasters and the dark, or get motion sick, then think about a different ambition!
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    (Original post by alocin)
    If you don't like small spaces, roller coasters and the dark, or get motion sick, then think about a different ambition!
    or if you dont like being unemployed
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    or if you dont like being unemployed
    Lol. I guess that's quite true. You have to be a fighter pilot, one of the best engineers in the world, or something of that kind to get a chance of competing for a place at astronaut training.
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    a) Become immune to rejection and failure (<0.01% chance of success)
    b) Get a doctorate in physics/aeronautical engineering/electronic engineering.
    c) Become a US citizen
    d) Join the USAF train as pilot
    e) Apply to NASA as frequently as they allow
    f) Wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and..............
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    Easiest way:
    Become US citizen
    Join USAF
    Become experience flight officer
    Get science degree
    Get elected to space program
    Go through years of training

    The first three steps must be done by the age of 23.

    Edit; damn, beat me to it.
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    (Original post by pal_sch)
    Easiest way:
    Become US citizen
    Join USAF
    Become experience flight officer
    Get science degree
    Get elected to space program
    Go through years of training

    The first three steps must be done by the age of 23.
    sounds impressively difficult, and esp when the outcome is 99% failure
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    sounds impressively difficult, and esp when the outcome is 99% failure
    The second step may mess you up if you are not super fit and born in the USA. The other 99.99% of the population have no chance.
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    To be a mission specialist, you need an honours degree in maths, physics or chemistry, plus a doctorate or three years' relevant industrial experience. To be a shuttle pilot, substitute those three years with 1500 hour military fast jet flying.

    You don't have to be American. However, ESA selection criteria is remarkably stringent, and you have to be a bit on the superhuman side. As well as the qualities listed above, you also need to be a world class sportsman (they have an ex-Olympic swimmer from Italy as a mission specialist) etc...
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    on the sims, you have to take the military career path... bear this in mind
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    I'm sure one of those magazines will come out soon where you get a bit of your space shuttle each month and you assemble it in your shed. That's your best bet, I think.
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    (Original post by Gimp)
    I'm sure one of those magazines will come out soon where you get a bit of your space shuttle each month and you assemble it in your shed. That's your best bet, I think.
    Who knows the current prize fund for an indipendant, human carrying, orbital space craft? The unmaned one is in the millions.
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    (Original post by fred86)
    My ambition, how do I go about it?!

    Good question hmmmmm??
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    i wanna be an astronaut too!
    what about a doctor to the astronauts, so i'd have to go to space too, cos i'm hopefully doing medicine next yr?
    what are the chances??
    i do have american and british passports tho!
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    (Original post by C0nnie)
    i wanna be an astronaut too!
    what about a doctor to the astronauts, so i'd have to go to space too, cos i'm hopefully doing medicine next yr?
    what are the chances??
    i do have american and british passports tho!
    You would need flight experience, medical experience, scientifical experience and a level of fitness beond olympian.
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    Your only option is to build yourself a rocket! simple but effective.
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    if you were my best friend, i would advise you not to train to become an astronaut, you are more likely to become a pop star than an astronaut
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    owhh....
    what happened if i joined the army in my 3rd yr of medschool
    would that help at all?
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