From our how to be an astronaut even July 2017

If you are interested in being an astronaut it is generally a requirement to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics. It is also very handy to know another language, in particular Russian and Chinese. Usually there is a requirement to have a minimum amount of pilot flying time. Finally, some level of medical knowledge is generally required.

Thinking about what to study at university

The space sector needs everything from doctors, insurance providers and lawyers to engineers and scientists – being an astronaut is not the only job! But of course there are dedicated courses to space: