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    I want to study an MSc Physics degree and eventually become an astronaut. I did some research and read that 20/20 vision is required to do so. My vision isn't perfect. So does this basically mean I can't be an astronaut? What are the other options in studying a physics degree and working in something space related?
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    (Original post by missyq)
    I want to study an MSc Physics degree and eventually become an astronaut. I did some research and read that 20/20 vision is required to do so. My vision isn't perfect. So does this basically mean I can't be an astronaut? What are the other options in studying a physics degree and working in something space related?
    you have to be male to be an astronaut apparently
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    seriously though, there is no set career path. it seems to be one of those jobs that comes to people with a bit of luck....but the main sources of astronaut are people with very, very good physical health. most of the worlds air forces would disqualify you withpout 20/20 vision so i think a space agency would too
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    Impeccable physical condition (including perfect eyesight), and in the top 5% or so of the country in terms of academic achievement I shouldn't wonder. Plus a career in aerospace or the air force would probably help.

    Take a gander: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/outreach...ronaut101.html
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    (Original post by missyq)
    I want to study an MSc Physics degree and eventually become an astronaut. I did some research and read that 20/20 vision is required to do so. My vision isn't perfect. So does this basically mean I can't be an astronaut? What are the other options in studying a physics degree and working in something space related?
    So you want to be an astronaut...

    http://www.filehurricane.com/viewert..._potential.jpg
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    (Original post by PAPAdawg)
    you have to be male to be an astronaut apparently
    Rubbish.
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    (Original post by missyq)
    I want to study an MSc Physics degree and eventually become an astronaut. I did some research and read that 20/20 vision is required to do so. My vision isn't perfect. So does this basically mean I can't be an astronaut? What are the other options in studying a physics degree and working in something space related?
    Well if you're interested in research, than post-grad degree in something space related and then becoming a researcher would be an option. The ESA also run a generic 1-year graduate programme.

    Have a look at the ESA jobs site to see what sort of people they're hiring and what kind of background they look for:

    http://www.esa.int/hr/vn.htm
 
 
 
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