current astronauts:138 astronaut candidates:17 retired astronauts:129 deceased:27 how many...
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DECEASED:27HOW MANY ASTRONAUTS ARE THERE?
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HOW MANY ASTRONAUTSARE MILITARY?Navy:35Air Force:28Marine: 7Army: 7
Candidates:12 of the 17
WHERE DO ASTRONAUTSCOME FROM?Leading Institutions:
1. U.S.N.A.512. U.S.A.F.A.343. Naval Post Grad324. MIT315. Purdue206. Stanford187. U.S.M.A.178. U. Colorado139. Wash U.1110. Cal Tech11
WHAT IS A TYPICALASTRONAUT CANDIDATE?Total Candidates (2011):15
Average Age: 37Youngest:30Oldest:42
10 Military5 Civilian
13 Male2 Female
Education: 9 BSc,2 MA,4 PhD
ITS NOT EASYYou must start early (age 14)A lot of astronauts have a military backgroundSome astronauts have scientific backgroundsYou must be healthy and physically fitYou must be good at communication and literacyYou must be able to live and work with other peopleYou must be determined and motivatedYou must work well under pressureYou must be prepared to train for thousands of hours
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSShuttle Pilot:
- 1,000 hrs in jets - Class 1 Flight Physical - 20/70 eyesight- correctable to 20/20 - Blood Pressure 140/90 - Height between 64 & 76 inMission Specialist:
- Class II Flight Physical - 20/200 eyesight- correctable to 20/20 - Blood Pressure 140/90 - Height between 58.5 & 76 in
OTHER REQUIREMENTSBachelors degree in engineering, biological science, physicalscience, or mathematics- 3 years experience in field- MSc = 1 year; PhD = 3 years- Finalists undergo week of interviews and evaluations (med)- Pay scale is $50K - $110K (32K - 70K)- 2 years training prior to mission - 75m swim in flight suit and tennis shoes - Tread water for 10 min - Scuba qualification
Overall, NASA says they want team players and problem solvers
PROBLEM SOLVING 1Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space in the year 1961. If the first human to land on Mars was to land there in the year 2030, how long would there be between these two events?Give answer in years.How many months?How many weeks?How many days?
HAVE YOU GOT THE RIGHT STUFF?Complete the on-line ICSA STRIPE assessment test. This will help work out what team role you could take on!
EARN YOUR STRIPES
Self-ManagerMission CommanderMedical OfficerFlight Systems EngineerTeam-WorkerLogistics Engineer/OperationsCommunications Officer Food Hygiene OfficerReflective LearnerResearch scientistGeologistComputer Engineer
Innovative ThinkerEngineering OfficerMission SpecialistPilotRobotics EngineerParticipatorGround CrewLife Support EngineerHealth and Safety/SecurityEnquiring LearnerPlanetary SpecialistAstrophysics OfficerNavigation Systems Officer
PROBLEM SOLVING 2If launch is at 18.00h at what time is each stage?
StageTimeEvent1-12h 00m 00sStart of final countdown2-07h 30m 00sElectrical system check3-03h 20m 00sChilldown of main engine4-01h 10m 00sCheck launch systems5-00h 07m 00sArm docking clamp6-00h 04m 00sPressurize tanks7-00h 01m 00sSwitch on fuel pumps8-00h 00m 40sDisconnect fuel hoses9-00h 00m 03sTransfer commandlaunch-00h 00m 00sIgnite main engine
PROBLEM SOLVING 3You can use three identical digits in a simple addition sum so that the total is 12. You cannot use the digit 4. What is the answer?What object can you cut clean through and be left with one object with two ends?This sentance containes two misstakes. How many mistakes are there in the sentence above?When youre looking for something, you always seem to find it in the last place you thought of looking. There is a scientific explanation for this. What is the explanation?