Inscreva-se aqui para a Vaga de Astronauta da NASA


Nasa abre inscrições para astronautas

Os salários variam de 66 mil a 145 mil dólares anuais. Desde 2011 a agência espacial americana não abria vagas para o posto. Nova turma de astronautas deve ser enviada para futuras missões, como a prevista para Marte, em 2030

Preparando-se para futuras missões tripuladas ao espaço, a Nasa abriu as inscrições no dia 14 de dezembro do processo seletivo para novos astronautas. Os interessados deverão preencher uma ficha online até 18 de fevereiro de 2016. O objetivo é formar uma classe de astronautas que irá participar de missões espaciais tripuladas programadas para os próximos anos, como a viagem prevista para Marte, por volta de 2030.

O período de inscrições acontece até 18 de fevereiro de 2016. A Nasa pretende divulgar o nome dos selecionados em 2017. Os interessados deverão preencher uma ficha online. Os salários variam de 66 mil a 145 mil dólares anuais (em reais, cerca de 2580 mil e 566 mil).

Fonte imagem: O astronauta Mike Hopkins durante uma caminhada espacial na véspera de Natal, em 2013, na Estação Espacial Internacional (ISS).(Nasa/VEJA)

Fonte: Veja Online


Descrição da vaga, abaixo, em Inglês

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Job Title:  Astronaut Candidate
Department:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Agency:  Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Job Announcement Number:  JS16A0001

$66,026.00 to $144,566.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 14, 2015 to Thursday, February 18, 2016
Full Time – Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Houston, TX View Map
This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.
Not Applicable


About the Agency

NASA is accepting applications for a new class of astronauts. Today, more new human spacecraft are in development in the United States (U.S.) than at any time in history, and future Astronaut Candidates will have the opportunity to explore farther in space than humans have ever been.

The next class of astronauts may fly on any of four different U.S. spacecraft during their careers: the International Space Station (ISS), two new commercial spacecraft being built by U.S. companies, and NASA’s Orion deep-space exploration vehicle. NASA is in the midst of an unprecedented transition to using commercial spacecraft for its scheduled crew and cargo transport to the ISS. For the last 15 years, humans have been living continuously aboard the orbiting laboratory, expanding scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies. Future crewmembers will continue this work.

Additionally, the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, now in development, will launch astronauts on missions to the proving ground of lunar orbit where NASA will learn to conduct complex operations in a deep space environment before moving on to longer duration missions on the journey to Mars.

To date, NASA has selected more than 300 astronauts to fly on its increasingly challenging missions to explore space and benefit life on Earth. More will be needed to crew future ISS missions, as well as, the missions beyond low earth orbit.

To receive consideration you must meet the minimum requirements by the closing date of the announcement; and submit all required information by the closing date of the announcement via USAJOBS. More detailed instructions to follow in the ‘How to Apply’ section of this announcement.


  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • This is a drug-testing designated position
  • Frequent travel may be required
  • Selectee must pass a pre-employment medical examination
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement


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Astronauts are involved in all aspects of training for and conducting operations in space, including on the ISS, on Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and in the development and testing of future spacecraft. This includes extravehicular activities (EVA), robotics operations using the remote manipulator system, the ability to operate and conduct research experiments, the ability to operate as a safe member of an aircraft crew (including flight planning and communications), and spacecraft maintenance activities. Astronauts also participate in mission simulations to help themselves and flight controllers in the Mission Control Center operate in the dynamic environment of low earth orbit. Additionally, astronauts serve as the public face of NASA, providing appearances across the country, and sharing NASA’s discoveries and goals.

Long-duration missions aboard the ISS generally last from three to six months. Training for long-duration missions is very arduous and takes approximately two to three years. This training requires extensive travel, including long periods away in other countries training with NASA’s international partners.


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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, computer science, or mathematics.

Notes on Academic Requirements:
Applicants for the Astronaut Candidate Program must meet the basic education requirements for NASA engineering and scientific positions; specifically, successful completion of standard professional curriculum in an accredited college or university leading to at least a bachelor’s degree with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, biological science, physical science, computer 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 Psychology, which are qualifying)
–Degrees in Nursing
–Degrees in Exercise Physiology or similar fields
–Degrees in Social Sciences (Geography, Anthropology, Archaeology, etc.)
–Degrees in Aviation, Aviation Management, or similar fields

2. At least 3 years of related, progressively responsible, professional experience obtained after degree completion OR at least 1,000 hours pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft. An advanced degree is desirable and may be substituted for experience as follows: master’s degree = 1 year of experience, doctoral degree = 3 years of experience. Teaching experience, including experience at the K – 12 levels, is considered to be qualifying experience for the Astronaut Candidate position, provided the initial degree is qualifying.

3. Ability to pass the NASA long-duration astronaut physical, which includes the following specific requirements:

Distant and near visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20, each eye. The use of glasses is acceptable.

The refractive surgical procedures of the eye, PRK and LASIK, are allowed. Note that such surgeries are permitted, but not required for potential applicants.

Since all crewmembers will be expected to fly aboard a specific spacecraft vehicle and perform EVA activities (spacewalks), applicants must meet the anthropometric requirements for both the specific spacecraft vehicle and the EVA mobility unit (spacesuit). Applicants brought in for an interview will be evaluated to ensure they meet the anthropometric requirements.

Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major study in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics.

Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.

An advanced degree is desirable.

U.S. citizenship is required.


Applicants will be evaluated by an Astronaut Rating Panel based on the academic and work experience qualification requirements stated in this announcement. Eligible candidates will be placed in qualified and highly-qualified categories. Highly-qualified applicants will be evaluated by an Astronaut Selection Board based on the academic and work experience qualification requirements and reference checks. Best qualified applicants will be interviewed. The finalists will be referred to the appropriate official who will make the selections.


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This is an interdisciplinary position. The position may be established in any one of a variety of Federal occupations: engineering, science, or mathematics. The specific classification will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

These positions are in the excepted service.

Multiple selections may be made under this announcement. Selections will be announced in the spring of 2017. Selected candidates will report for duty at the Johnson Space Center in the fall of 2017.

The pay rates shown reflect the 2015 pay schedules. These rates will be adjusted to reflect any increase in 2017.

Additional information may be requested from the applicant’s supervisors and references.

Applicants may be required to obtain a pre-employment medical examination.

Interviews, medical screening, and orientation will be required for applicants under final consideration.

Selected applicants will be designated Astronaut Candidates and will undergo a training and evaluation period lasting approximately two years.

Astronaut Candidates will be required to pass a swimming test during the first month of training.

Selection into the Astronaut Candidate Program does not guarantee selection as an astronaut. Final selection as an astronaut will depend upon satisfactory completion of the training and evaluation period. Graduation from the Astronaut Candidate Program will require successful completion of the following: ISS systems training, EVA skills training, robotics skills training, Russian language training, and aircraft flight readiness training.

As stated in the Key Requirements:

Successful completion of a security investigation will be required for those selected.

This is a drug-testing designated position.

Frequent travel may be required.

Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement.

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

The payment of relocation expenses is authorized.


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This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the ‘Apply Online’ link.

In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS web site and upload your official or unofficial transcript(s). When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to approximately 32,000 characters including spaces. NASA does not accept resumes uploaded to USAJOBS from a second source.

Once you finish your USAJOBS resume and upload your transcript(s), click ‘Apply Online’. You will then be asked to answer several additional questions and provide supplemental information. You must complete the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration.

You can update your resume any time before the closing date.The application date will change anytime you make an update. The date of your application will not affect our consideration of your application. Applications will not be reviewed until after the closing date.

All applicants should apply using the online application process described above. If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, please contact the NASA Resume Operations Center (ROC) at for alternative application options. Please note, the ROC is staffed Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm Central time. The ROC will attempt to respond to emails within one business day. To avoid not being able to receive assistance, do not wait until after 4:30 pm Central time on February 18, 2016 to start the application process.

If you are a first-time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA’s Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for this position.

All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern time on the closing date of the announcement.

All previous applicants MUST reapply and complete the entire application process.


NASA’s application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. No additional documentation is required at the time of application. In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult NASA’s Applicant Guide

The application documents include the following:

-Applicant Resume (USAJOBS)
Only resumes developed using USAJOBS Resume Builder will be accepted.

-References/Other Skills (USAJOBS)
You must list at least five references and include an email address for each reference listed.

-Legible copy of Official or Non-official Transcript(s) (USAJOBS)
Transcript(s) must show type of degree conferred and date conferred.

-NASA Specific Questions (NASA STARS)
This will include providing a summary of aeronautical experience, if applicable.

Please do not upload copies of diplomas, letters of recommendation, or any other unsolicited application material.

You must meet the minimum qualifications by the closing date of the announcement.

Please be sure to include all information you would like to be considered before submitting your application. Once the announcement closes, only updates to contact information will be accepted.

To receive consideration, you must create a resume using the USAJOBS resume builder, answer the screening questions, answer the NASA-specific questions, upload your transcript(s), and provide at least five references. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as ‘Received’. If your status is ‘Application Status Not Available’, you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

Nothing further is required until requested by the Astronaut Selection Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans’ preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.


Astronaut Selection Office
Phone: 281-483-5907
Agency Information:
NASA’s Resume Operations Center
4200 Rideout Road, Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL


You may view an estimated timeline for the astronaut selection process at Astronaut timeline.
Although you may or may not be contacted during the selection process, we will advise you about the outcome of the announcement. If you have questions, please contact the Astronaut Selection Office.


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