National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Job Announcement Number:
$64,724.00 to $141,715.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 to Friday, January 27, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancy(s) in the following locations:Houston, TX
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.
NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, andother talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands.Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That's what it takes to join NASA,one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a need for Astronaut Candidates to supportthe International Space Station (ISS) Program and future deep space exploration activities.
Position subject to pre-employment background investigationThis is drug-testing designated positionFrequent travel may be requiredSelectee must pass a pre-employment medical examination
Astronauts are involved in all aspects of assembly and on-orbit operations of the ISS. This includesextravehicular activities (EVA), robotics operations using the remote manipulator system, experimentoperations, and onboard maintenance tasks. Astronauts are required to have a detailed knowledge of theISS systems, as well as detailed knowledge of the operational characteristics, mission requirements andobjectives, and supporting systems and equipment for each experiment on their assigned missions.Long-duration missions aboard the ISS generally last from 3 to 6 months. Training for long durationmissions is very arduous and takes approximately 2 to 3 years. This training requires extensive travel,including long periods away in other countries training with our international partners. Travel to and fromthe ISS will be aboard the Russian Soyuz vehicle. Consequently, astronauts must meet the Soyuz sizerequirements, as indicated below. Additional information about the position can be found at
Astronaut Candidate Program
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements before submitting an application.1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, ormathematics. Quality of academic preparation is important.Notes on Academic Requirements:Applicants for the Astronaut Candidate Program must meet the basic education requirements for NASAengineering and scientific positions, specifically: successful completion of standard professional curriculumin an accredited college or university leading to at least a bachelor's degree with major study in anappropriate field of engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics.The following degree fields are not considered qualifying:--Degrees in Technology (Engineering Technology, Aviation Technology, Medical Technology, etc.)--Degrees in Psychology (except for Clinical Psychology, Physiological Psychology, or Experimental