Sunday, October 02, 2011

Astronaut Candidate Selection Timeline

Fall 2011 - Vacancy Announcement opens in USAJOBS

January 13, 2012 - Vacancy Announcement closes

March-July 2012 - Qualified Applications reviewed to determine Highly Qualified applicants. Qualifications Inquiry form sent to Supervisors/References and civilian applicants contacted by mail to obtain an FAA medical exam.

June-September 2012 - Highly Qualified applications reviewed to determine Interviewees

August-October 2012 - Interviewees brought to JSC for preliminary interview, medical evaluation, and orientation. Interviewees will be selected from the Highly Qualified group and contacted on a week-by-week basis.

October 2012 - Finalists determined

November 2012-January 2013 - Finalists brought to JSC for additional interview and complete medical evaluation

March 2013 - Astronaut Candidate Class of 2013 announced

June 2013 - Astronaut Candidate Class of 2013 reports to the Johnson Space Center

Reference: http://astronauts.nasa.gov/content/timeline.htm

5 comments:

heroineworshipper said...

Bring your own spaceship.

Christopher Lusardi said...

If you happen to know of anyone who is seriously planing to apply to the NASA astronaut program then direct them to the newly created Facebook group called Astronaut Hopefuls. Here's the link if you can find anyone interested.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/252996704736955

Presently, this group has many professionals.

I'm hoping that the group will assist those seriously interested in pursuing a career as a NASA astronaut.

Most of the posts at the above group will be eventually mirrored to the corresponding Yahoo group.

(There aren't many posts.)

Francisco Escórcio said...

I really hope you are selected! Go for it! You deserve it!
Regards from a portuguese fan working in space structures at EADS Astrium in Bremen,

Francisco.

Francisco Escórcio said...

I really hope you are selected! Go for it! You deserve it!
Regards from a portuguese fan working in space structures at EADS Astrium in Bremen,

Francisco.

Anonymous said...

Your timeline differs from what I recently read on a NASA website. May through September is given for the timeline for determining highly qualified applicants. I wonder if you may have been working from the previous class timeline or if NASA changed it recently. Hope to see you in Houston.