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NASA plans to recruit astronauts for Mars trip preparation

  • US space agency NASA said on Wednesday that it will soon recruit new astronauts as part of its efforts to prepare for an eventual manned mission to Mars. NASA administrator Charles Boden said the next group of American space explorers will inspire the Mars generation to reach for new heights, and help realize the goal of putting boot prints on the Red Planet. People who want to apply must be US citizens ‘with a wide variety of backgrounds,’ including pilots, engineers, scientists and medical doctors. The requirements include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Candidates also must have at least three years of related professional experience. Source: IANS