I would think that it would involve a great deal more before could become a . Once potential astronomers have completed their doctoral degree and finished up all of their internships.NASA looks at what you've done in your chosen field of science, and selects based on your past experience. NASA then trains the astronauts for a couple years, and then allows them to be put on specific missions.
Answered - Intern (Former Employee) - Greenbelt, MD
Need more than that to make it to space
Answered - Intern (Former Employee) - NASA Langley, Hampton, VA
Yes, however there is still a great deal of training involved before actually going out into space.
Answered - Civil Service Employee (Former Employee) - Moffett Field, CA
I would encourage you to pursue your goals.
Answered - Engineer (Current Employee) - Houston, TX
Yes. With the proper training and desired no how.
Answered - Exhibits Specialist (Current Employee) - Cleveland, OH
Yes. In fact, it would be most beneficial for space exploration and a huge benefit to the astronaut program.
Answered - Degreed and Non-degreed Junior Engineer (Former Employee) - Edwards AFB, CA