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2. Bonus Requirements: Padding Out the Resume

NASA takes into account other skills and experiences, such as SCUBA diving, knowing other languages, and experience in leadership. Being as versatile as possible may help your chances of getting on the roster.

One of the critical languages to help you get in would be Russian, as all astronauts are required to speak it in today’s age. So it might be a good idea to start taking classes before you apply.