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Astronauts

Overview

Astronauts conduct experiments and gather information while in space flight, including on the International Space Station. They also conduct experiments with the spacecraft itself to develop new concepts in design, engineering, and the navigation of a vehicle outside the Earth's atmosphere.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Manager at NASA or in the Private Aerospace Industry

Mission Commander

Astronaut

Astronaut Candidate