Become the type of person able to deal with the demands of space


Great leadership and followership is essential in astronauts. Being able to lead others while explaining things in a way that others understand and stand behind allow missions to be completed effectively and successfully.

Mars Analogs

Analogs are simulated missions that test a crew’s ability to work together professionally and socially. Since a Mars mission will see a small crew together for a long period of time, it is best to identify any issues while still here on Earth.

Physical Conditioning

The demands on your body from space travel are many. As such, NASA requires a flight physical in order to become an astronaut. Learn about what is required and also get some pointers for your own workout routine!