We surveyed 174 astronauts to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical astronaut. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an astronaut?

Low

High

Working as an astronaut typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that astronauts are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become an astronaut?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an astronaut typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an astronaut?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as an astronaut.