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Becoming a Space Scientist

Becoming a Space Scientist

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Astronauts train all over the world, including at Johnson Space Center. Here, they learn not just how to live aboard the International Space Station, but also how to conduct science in microgravity.

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Astronauts serve as the eyes and hands of researchers while their experiments are in space, so they must be trained in everything from using a microscope, to maintaining the equipment for combustion experiments.

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Check out this week’s episode of NASA Explorers as we go to class with an astronaut.

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