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| ||||| Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 11:08 pm |
I'd like to go into space one day too. How does one go about becoming an astronaut?
| ||||| Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 12:50 am |
Hi I'm military (Canadian) I would like to be an Astronaut I went to Cap Carnaveral in Florida and I loved it.
| ||||| Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 11:23 am |
what i am trying to find out is well in my science classs we are studing the universe and im studing launches of space crafts just wondering if you have any pictures of the spacecraft and launches please email me back
| ||||| Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 12:16 pm |
There is a program which you apply to called the Astronaut Candidate Program. You do not have to be military personnel like I once thought.
You do need the education and experience requirements of at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics. And there other experiences that can help you out.
For more info goto human spaceflight
| ||||| Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 12:20 pm |
For a great resource of launch images goto:
| ||||| Friday, January 18, 2002 - 05:56 am |
Hello! I`m finnish boy. I want go to space
| ||||| Friday, January 18, 2002 - 05:57 am |
Moi! mä oon mikko..ETTE ymmärrä heheeeeeee
| ||||| Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 08:06 pm |
I would like to know, if we travelled to some places in Space how would we deal with the Radiation, could we reflect it ?
| ||||| Sunday, January 27, 2002 - 06:57 pm |
NASA has always dealt with radiation.
See this article about the Apollo Spacecraft's radiation insulation:
So the answer is yes, we can reflect or deflect it. It may just be a matter of how much we can deflect. Radiation is everywhere, everybody on the earth receives radiation from the sun.
| ||||| Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 04:33 am |
How many flights would the average astronaut make in their career? Are there any female astronauts?
| ||||| Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 11:29 am |
I'm not sure if that they've ever calculated an average number of flights for an astronaut's career.
If I were to guess, I would say 3. I know back in 1999, the most missions for a single astronaut to have flown was 6.
There are most definitely female astronauts. There's one for this mission - Nancy Currie.
For a history of women astronauts, go to:
| ||||| Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 08:01 am |
on the subject of Radiation. The Galileo probe is rewriting the books on this. From the large dosage it receives we need to rethink the shielding needed for electronics and or crew.
| ||||| Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 12:47 pm |
i am a scottish footballer and i want to learn to kick the ball up into space
| ||||| Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 09:34 am |
space seems very intresting i would love to visit this facinating place one day in the futureit is very intriging to me
| ||||| Monday, February 11, 2002 - 03:52 am |
****THE REASON TO DISCOVER IS TO UNCOVER. BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE UNCOVERED IS TOO DISCOVERED AND THE COVER DISCOVERS YOU....
| ||||| Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 03:03 am |
hey just tell how to get to nasa and the qualifications required if iam from outside USA Space i think space kind of new adventure which must be ventured to venture into the unventured.
| ||||| Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 03:34 am |
I am Mayank bajpai from India. I want to become an Mission Specialist Astronaut. I usually visit NASA's web site and try to update my Informations. sir, would you please tell me what Sylabus I'd have to follow if I go for the degree of Bsc. in Aerospace Engineering ?
please reply with what may help me.
Thank you very much
| ||||| Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:37 am |
For a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace.
Highschool: Math and Science Courses. The further along the better.
Undergrad: It is not as common for undergraduate schools to offer an Aerospace Engineering Major. Look around at different schools for it though. If you can't find it try Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. And then you might find something more specialized like Aerospace in Graduate School.
You might find more information at:
becoming an astronaut
| ||||| Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:42 am |
For those outside the US wanting to get into space.
It makes it a lot easier to be a US citizen to become a NASA astronaut. However, this doesn't mean you can't work with NASA or get into space if you aren't a citizen.
Europe (ESA), Russia, Canada (CSA), all have their own space programs, and the missions that NASA sends up often have members from these other agencies along with the US NASA astronauts.
| ||||| Monday, February 18, 2002 - 12:41 pm |
| ||||| Monday, February 18, 2002 - 01:06 pm |
I have always dreamed about flying in space.It is the dream of my life.When I see the stars in the sky and I think about the Univers I feel a quake in my soul everytime.But why,in this world, everyone is looking at you so strange when you say these kind of things? It makes me so sad... I want to talk with a person that will understend what I am saying and I think here I can find it.I don't have a computer and I make a great effort to be on the internet.Please write me at this addresse: DAMIEAN DANIEL,STRADA 6,COMUNA GRIVITA,JUDETUL IALOMITA,ROMANIA.
| ||||| Monday, February 25, 2002 - 08:11 am |
My wish is to be an astronaut.Please tell me how to be an astronaut.PLEASE TELL ME.
| ||||| Monday, February 25, 2002 - 08:36 am |
About becoming an astronaut:
US Citizens: See my previous post from February 13, 2002.
For Europeans: Contact The European Space Agency
For Others: Each country may have their own agency to deal with individuals who wish to become astronauts. You will need to check which of your government's agencies do this.
| ||||| Monday, February 25, 2002 - 10:13 am |
www.esrin.esa.it is the correct link for The European Space Agency
| ||||| Monday, February 25, 2002 - 01:21 pm |
My wish is to become a space shuttle pilot, but I am an 18 year old citizen of South Africa. I know the requirements of all types of astronauts,but would you suggest I study in the U.S in order to one day be able to be a millitary pilot?
| ||||| Monday, February 25, 2002 - 09:09 pm |
Today's astronauts come from varied backgrounds as you can see by reading bios of this mission's crew.
You do not need to be a military jock to go to space anymore
| ||||| Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 02:41 pm |
Hi my name is Rik Hartelman from the Netherlands and I am participating in a space visit program called BIG - MISSION organized by the state lottery of the Netherlands, involving numerous questions, a competance track run, and a 4 week training period in florida in November 2002. Got any sugestions to out-performe my oponents ??
| ||||| Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 08:33 pm |
Sounds like you have it all figured out. Good luck!
| ||||| Wednesday, February 27, 2002 - 11:19 am |
How old was the youngest astronaut?
| ||||| Wednesday, February 27, 2002 - 02:35 pm |
What will the astronauts eat for their first meal in space on Thursday Feb. 28th?
| ||||| Wednesday, February 27, 2002 - 07:42 pm |
The best place to check for information about our astronauts is NASA's Human Spaceflight site, especially the Living in Space Section. I believe they have the answers to all your questions.
| ||||| Friday, March 01, 2002 - 08:30 am |
how is the traning to become astronaut also is it hard to fixe things in space
| ||||| Friday, March 01, 2002 - 08:55 am |
my name is shbanam.and I'm Iranian.
one of my dreams is to be an astronaut one day.
but I don't think tkat this will be true one day.
as my age, I have much imformaition about space and more about being astronaut and nasa.
would you please, tell me how can be that according to that I live in Iran?
| ||||| Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 04:07 pm |
Do astronauts receive any psychological training to reduce anxiety, dealing with confinement, etc.?
| ||||| Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 04:35 pm |
Astronaut candidates are tested extensively to determine their tolerance to the strains which can occur. A great deal of training and simulation is provided to ensure that the astronauts are well prepared for the rigors of space.
| ||||| Monday, March 04, 2002 - 09:09 am |
Monday March 04,2002-8:00!!!
Hello, my name is Corey Baker and I found out that the space simulator is in Huntsville Alabama.
| ||||| Monday, March 04, 2002 - 09:26 am |
I am studying to be a solicitor and I wondered if you needed legal advice
| ||||| Monday, March 04, 2002 - 02:45 pm |
Dave, I am only a student at Clear Lake, TX however, even I could sense a trepidation on the part of John Grunsfeld to exit the decompression chamber at the start of last night's first EVA.
He stood in the chamber for a really long time after the hatch was opened. It reminded me of the first time I dove off of the 24 foot tower into the swimming pool. My head said let's go but my feet just would not let me go. I would imagine that no matter how good they build a simulator, it never really prepares you for the real thing.
| ||||| Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 01:53 am |
The reason those guys hang out a long time in the airlock is they have a lot of preparations to make, especially on the first EVA. Of course, you can only see his feet, so you can't see what he's doing.
| ||||| Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 08:13 pm |
Is working for NASA always interesting? Do you ever wake up and not want to go to work? I want to have a job where you're not sitting in front of a computer all day inside a cubical. Basically I always wanted to be an astronaut or an astronomer,and I wondered if it's really as interesting as I imagine it to be.
thanks from Michael 17
| ||||| Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 08:28 pm |
I imageine that any job has its good and bad days. The astronauts and scientists at NASA have worked very hard to get the education and experience necessary to get a job they would like. NASA is a large agency and offers many different jobs. Some are more interesting than others. Sometimes scientists sit in front of a computer all day, but what's interesting is what they are doing at the time. I'm not an astronaut, but I don't dread going to work. (Sometimes when I wake up I want to go back to sleep though).
| ||||| Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 08:36 pm |
mike123: no job is always interesting, just as life itself has its ups and downs. however, as jobs go, working in the space business is certainly exciting and presents new challenges every day. unfortunately, a lot of us DO sit in front of computers in cubicles all day long, a little like Dilbert. however, we tend to be proud of our product, and work hard at making it work as well as we can!
you should try to discover what you like to do and then go for it. you may take a misstep, but if you don't step, you will never know!
| ||||| Friday, March 08, 2002 - 03:32 am |
Helo Sir ,
This is Mayank again. I myself want to become a mision specialist astronaut. I wanted to ask you would it be considered quallifing if I do my BSC and/or Msc in Chemistry. ( In any part or field of Chemistry ) ?
Thank you very much
| ||||| Friday, March 08, 2002 - 03:44 am |
again it's me.
but this time I except you answer.what do you think about negetive time?
I mean when you have the speed higher than light's
I don't have logical reasons to see that my hypothetical thought is true or not.
please guide me.
| ||||| Friday, March 08, 2002 - 04:54 am |
Mayank: I think a Master's degree in any of the sciences is ok but you might want to check the page the webmaster pointed you to.
shabnam: I think there are no known phenomena that indicate things going faster than light. (But everybody thinks I'm a boring person and no fun.) It's good to think about these things -- it's the only way we learn new things.
| ||||| Friday, March 08, 2002 - 07:32 pm |
Shabnam, particles that travel slower than the speed of light are termed tardyons and particles that travel faster than the speed of light are termed tachyons.
Here's a problem to consider. How can you detect a tachyon? Everything you have to work with is a tardyon. Most of the common methods to detect a particle is to "interact" with it in some manner, such as by collisions, mutual exertion of forces, etc. But that would imply that at least one of the particles has to cross the speed of light in the process (one particle generally speeds up while the other slows down). And, according to the theory of special relativity, nothing can exist at the speed of light; to us, it would appear to have an infinite mass, which is obviously larger than the universe. So, in this simple example, we can see that perhaps we would be unable to detect tachyons. In other words, if they exist, we don't know it.
What happens to time on the other side of this speed-of-light barrier is more complicated.
J.R. Frysinger, CAMS
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC 29424
| ||||| Saturday, March 09, 2002 - 12:28 pm |
hi, my name is Brianna and I want to be a mission specialist astronaut, probably with a degree in something that combines math and either chemistry or physics. I was wondering what type of qualifications you need, what classes you should take (im a sophmore in high school), any good books to read, useful advice. Anything would help. Thanks!
| ||||| Saturday, March 09, 2002 - 01:10 pm |
Go to NASA Quest for info on how to be an astronaut.
| ||||| Sunday, March 10, 2002 - 02:50 pm |
I have MS degrees on Astronomy, Electrical engineering and Ph.D in Physics. I am working as a scientist in Bell labs currently. I dreamed to be an astronaut since I was a little girl. I still dreamed to do some experiments in spaceship. However when I read the minimum requirements for astronaut, I am discouraged. First, I don't have pilot experience. Do you mind suggesting me how to make up for it in a couple of years? Secondly, I only saw an India female astronaut not born in US. I came to US six years ago. Will it be an obstacle for me to be an astronaut? Thirdly, what is the idealist age to be an astronaut?
Appreciate your suggestion.
| ||||| Sunday, March 10, 2002 - 03:33 pm |
You need to go to NASA's Human Spaceflight site. They specialize in astronaut info.