Russia as a huge experience in sending men and women into space. Would you become one of the next cosmonauts of Roscosmos, the russian space agency ? Take a look at the Roscosmos cosmonaut requirements.
Nationality, gender and age requirements to become a cosmonaut for Roscosmos
- You must be a russian citizen to become a cosmonaut.
- The age limit to apply is 35
- Men and women are both eligible to become cosmonauts.
Physical and medical requirements to become a cosmonaut for Roscosmos
Cosmonauts have to stay a long time into space, several months and even years if we consider the future mars colonization projects. That’s why physical and medical requirements to become a cosmonaut are so hard to fullfil.
- Your height must be between 1,50m to 1,90m and 0,80m to 0,99m when seated
- Your weight has to be between 50 kg to 95 kg, according to your gender, your age and your height.
- A good health is required. It means especially no serious chronic health disorders and no tomography-detectable pathology. Surgical scars possible in patients who have recovered completly.
Education to become a cosmonaut for Roscosmos
Cosmonaut candidates must be graduated from university. A higher university degree in engineering, science, research or piloting is required by Roscosmos when recruiting cosmonauts.
Professional experience to become a cosmonaut for Roscosmos
- You must have at least five years of work experience in a field relevant to your studies.
- Roscosmos favors cosmonaut candidates with experience in the space rocket industry or in the aircraft-building industry.
Other skills and requirements
- You must speak fluently Russian and English.
- Flying experience is welcomed but not mandatory.
- Roscosmos looks for cosmonaut candidates with many psychological assets : temperament, moral values, intellectual-creative potential, memory, ability to study, self-perfection, ability for positive inter-personal cooperation,…
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