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Can I be a NASA astronaut as a 5 feet 6 inches 16-year-old Bangladeshi girl with eyesight problems?

tl;dr From Space With Love has compiled detailed requirements from various space agencies. Your height is good. Eyesight is not a problem as long as it can be corrected to 20/20. Glasses are fine. ...
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Which US Air Force career should I be in for the best chances at becoming some sort of electrical engineer at SpaceX?

Though many say that success directly reflects how hard one works or how motivated one is, there is a huge amount of random "luck" involved; being in the right place at the right time, ...
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Transitioning into space software engineering

Developing software to help with space stuff doesn't just mean building big complex C/C++ engines, or even analytical engines, to use the data. Remember that a significant part of public outreach is ...
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Can I be a NASA astronaut as a 5 feet 6 inches 16-year-old Bangladeshi girl with eyesight problems?

How about ESA? This sentence catches the eye: Applications from women are strongly encouraged There is a single space station right now. Both NASA and ESA astronauts work at ISS. Low body weigth and ...
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Which US Air Force career should I be in for the best chances at becoming some sort of electrical engineer at SpaceX?

I can't tell you a specific job, but I can help you narrow it down quite a bit. The best way to start answering this question is to go look at the job openings that Space-X currently has listed, and ...
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Do chemical engineers play a significant role in space exploration?

Yes a chemical engineer is a huge asset in space exploration. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't actually know what a chemical engineer learns. Chemical engineers are essentially mechanical engineers ...
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A few question about aerospace engineering from a high school student

I became a mechanical engineer and worked on the Apollo program due to my intense interest in space related things. This was not a problem in getting a meaningful job. But, due to politics in the US, ...
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Which US Air Force career should I be in for the best chances at becoming some sort of electrical engineer at SpaceX?

As an employee of SpaceX for many years, I can tell you that military experience is not something that goes very far in who they hire. Also, I can't think of anyone I knew there who had an electrical ...
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Transitioning into space software engineering

In the space industry there is a great need for software engineers of all backgrounds and interests. I did a couple of internships at NASA and now work at a private space company. Through these ...
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Working in space/aerospace as a software engineer without a related degree?

Given your user name, I'm assuming you're from the United Kingdom. If that is the case, there are several key problems with regard to the question you asked: The UK intentionally self-nuked its space ...
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Working in space/aerospace as a software engineer without a related degree?

This question might be better suited for the workplace stackexchange. That said: Short answer: Technically, yes. While a degree is important, it's possible to get a job without one. Long answer: It's ...
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Which US Air Force career should I be in for the best chances at becoming some sort of electrical engineer at SpaceX?

If I were you, I would do anything to do with repairing stuff. Airplane mechanic, ordinance technician, etc. There's a huge amount of demand for that kind of person. If that isn't your thing, you ...
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Can you become an astronaut with Strabismus?

Best bet is to contact NASA and ask them. Here is some info I got from NASA astronaut hiring procedures concerning PHYSICAL requirements: Your height has to be between 62 to 75 inches (between 1,58m ...
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How can I become an astronaut?

At least in the near future, they will mostly be recruiting from the Indian Air Force. So prepare for AFCAT. There is another way - earn lot of money. It is speculated that a single seat in a free-...
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Does NASA hire foreign nationals as astronauts?

You may be interested in the career of Dr. Michael Foale CBE who was British but wanted to persue a career as an astronaut. His determination to become suitably qualified and become both a US citizen ...
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Working in the space industry with a Physics degree

There are lots of jobs in the space industry done by physicists. Find a project that has a science component and they might need a person with a degree in Physics. They also use people with degrees in ...
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What are the opportunities for moving into Space Science & Exploration for Software Engineer

Have you tried looking at ISRO's career page? It looks like they regularly recruit computer scientists. Answers keys for one of the recent testings rounds were posted April 22 2018. So watch for ...
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What are the opportunities for moving into Space Science & Exploration for Software Engineer

Ironically, I moved from the Aerospace industry into software/technology product space primarily because there were more jobs, more opportunity to create/join start-ups and the diversity of ...
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Working in the space industry with a Physics degree

Fred's answer is great and clearly written by someone well-acquainted with the hiring situation in space. I have no real-world experience applying for work in this sector. At the same time, I wonder ...
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Working in the space industry with a Physics degree

Dare I write, if you wanted to become an engineer maybe you should have studied engineering. It may be interpreted as a harsh statement, but you've chosen a more difficult route to achieve a goal. ...
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What qualifications and requirements do you need to go to the moon?

It's easy. All you need are: a PhD in orbital mechanics the physique of an Olympic athlete a distinguished career as a test pilot a fluent command of Russian a great deal of luck Let us know how it ...
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Can I be a NASA astronaut as a 5 feet 6 inches 16-year-old Bangladeshi girl with eyesight problems?

NASA is a US government agency - only US citizens can be NASA astronauts, and that's not likely to change. (Of course you could move to the US and become a citizen, but that's difficult and takes a ...
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Which US Air Force career should I be in for the best chances at becoming some sort of electrical engineer at SpaceX?

(What does "some sort of electrical engineer" mean?) To become an electrical engineer, one must go to college and get a degree in electrical engineering. And EE is hard; flunking HS means ...
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Can a petroleum engineering graduate work as a rocket designer?

Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth’s surface source. The planet Earth is surely not the only celestial body that may have deposits ...
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