Identifying Career Astronauts is a competitive process. Candidates, with a focus in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Arts (STEAM) will be considered. When selected as a Career Astronaut Candidate you will be taking part in the largest optimal team design research and training to ever take place anywhere in the world. You will be challenged both as an individual and as a valued member on multiple teams designed to take on the challenges of extreme environment situations that will take you deep into extinct lava tunnels, remote research labs, and deep underwater space vehicle mock-ups. You will learn team skills, survival strategies, and astronaut skills that will prepare you for missions to suborbital space, the moon, Mars and beyond. While only one team will initially be selected for a mission to suborbital space, this is just the beginning. We will continue to engage with everyone, whether you advance this year or next year. New Career Astronaut opportunities will continue to become available. We look forward to reviewing your Career Astronaut application.