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What are the qualifications to become an astronaut after completing 12th Board

Date: 14 Apr 2016   Posted By: Deepanshu shah     Group: Education    Category: India Educational Consultants   

I am a 12th class student and I have completed my Board Examinations. I want to become an astronaut. What qualifications are needed for becoming an astronaut? Which college should I join?
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Author: Kailash Kumar    16 Apr 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

The author should study the website of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangaluru particularly about Integrated M.Sc-Ph.D program in Physics & Astrophysics and Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D (Tech.) program in Astronomical Instrumentation. admission to such programs is through national level tests like IIA screening test (IIAST), Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam, UGC-CSIR / NET exam for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), and Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST), followed by personal interview. Students selected under Joint Astronomy Program (JAP) organized by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore are also eligible to join IIA for the Ph.D program.
Also the website of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangaluru should be studied for admission in undergraduate program - four year Bachelor of Science (Research) Program after 10+2 level. Students have to appear in national level examinations like IIT-JEE (Advanced), KVPY and AIPMT etc. for admission.

Author: Pawan Kumar    20 Apr 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Dear Friend,
An astronaut is someone who travels in space. Astronaut derives from greek words 'astron' meaning star and nautes meaning stailor. Some of the famous astronauts are Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Sally Ride, Kalpana Chawla, Ravish Malhotra, Rakesh Sharman, Sunita Williams.

Qualities and skills
1. You need to be physically fit, mentally strong and should have great stamina.
2. You should possess great mathematical skills.
3. You should have good communication skills.
4. You should have good academic career and team spirit.
5. Understand things and have clear concepts.
6. An astronaut first has to be an air force pilot.

After passing 12th with physics as compulsory subject, you have to do B.Sc in space science or B.Tech in aeronautical engineering.

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