Does NASA have diversity?

A Diverse Community. At NASA, our people are as diverse as our mission. We have assembled a team of world-class experts from many different fields and backgrounds who share a passion for exploration. It’s this diversity of thought and collaborative environment that fosters innovation and groundbreaking ideas.

What topics is NASA researching on humans in space?

With information gained from the selected studies, NASA aims to address five hazards of human space travel: space radiation, isolation and confinement, distance from Earth, gravity fields (or lack thereof), and hostile/closed environments that pose great risks to the human mind and body in space.

How do I participate in the NASA contest?

A professional with science, technology, engineering or math-related education (minimum bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred) and experience, and/or two years of military experience (with military officer training preferred) Willing to be confined and isolated for 8 to 12 months.

How many Hispanics work at NASA?

Yes, but: Last year only 7% of NASA employees were Hispanic or Latino, the second-lowest ethnic or racial group in the ranks of the space agency.

How hard is it to get a job at NASA?

The job application that’s 80 times harder than getting into Harvard. In 2017, NASA received a record number of 18,300 applications. Twelve applicants were selected, which makes the selection process about 80 times harder than getting into Harvard.

Can you be an astronaut with a peanut allergy?

Candidates will not be selected if they have any food allergies, avoidances, or gastrointestinal disorders, as these cannot be accommodated on a long-duration mission.

Has there been a black astronaut in space?

For the first time, NASA included women and minorities in the selection group, including three African-Americans, one pilot and two mission specialists. One of the three, Guion S. “Guy” Bluford, became the first African-American in space as a mission specialist aboard space shuttle Challenger’s STS-8 mission in 1983.

Is there a Mexican astronaut?

Franklin Chang Diaz Dr. Chang Díaz became the first Hispanic astronaut when NASA selected him in 1980. He is a veteran of seven space flights: STS-61C in 1986, STS-34 in 1989, STS-46 in 1992, STS-60 in 1994, STS-75 in 1996, STS-91 in 1998, and STS-111 in 2002.

Is working at NASA fun?

It’s literally rocket science– exciting work, smart people, and of course a sprinkling of government bureaucracy. NASA is a great place to grow one’s career. There are many types of positions (I’m in program management currently), and there is always something new to do and learn.