How To Become An Astronaut

Astronaut, a vocation

Man’s first steps on the Moon in 1969 and soon on the planet Mars, stays longer and longer in space… Manned space missions are the ultimate adventures of humanity, always in search of pushing back boundaries of its knowledge and of its borders.

Astronauts are the heroes of these adventures and ambassadors of the human species, carrying with them the hopes and dreams of 7.6 billion people, whether in deep space or in low Earth orbit.

Many astronauts have made history since the start of the space age and inspired generations of budding explorers around the world.

Any interview with an astronaut proves it: it is never a simple profession, it is always a vocation.

Now is the perfect time to become an astronaut

We are now fortunate to live in a time when the entire planet is once again turning to space.

Incredibly ambitious projects are emerging all over the world, pushing space agencies out of their torpor after decades of stagnation.

Manned space missions obviously benefit from this global momentum. Recruitment campaigns are multiplying and the number of chosen is increasing to fill the ranks of the next astronaut crews.

So “How to Become an Astronaut”?

Do you dream of walking in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, of feeling the vertigo of a spacewalk like Alexei Leonov, or simply of gazing at Earth from the International Space Station?

However you don’t know where to start to know how to become an astronaut?

Where to find reliable and detailed information, how to sort through this information and how to find advice to achieve your goal taking into account your personal situation?

Bootprint on the Moon

Good news, you’re not alone

The From Space With Love website was created to guide you step by step towards your goal. And it starts right away below!

Step 1 to become an astronaut

The first thing to do is to find out whether or not you have what it takes to become an astronaut.
To do this, you therefore need to know the criteria for selecting astronauts from your country’s space agency.
Find out the requirements to be fulfilled to become an astronaut by clicking on the button below:


Image credits : NASA / Edwin Aldrin / Vadim Sadovski.