One of a multi-part series for Boeing’s Age of Aerospace series in conjunction with Discovery.com.
Growing up, I remember lots of kids wanting to be astronauts. It was the bravest, coolest job in the world (literally). Even now, astronauts are among the top dream jobs for kids. As cool as it looks and as much as we all wanted to be them, we knew it was unlikely we would ever find ourselves calling the International Space Station home. For those who decide they want to make their childhood dreams a reality, however, it takes years of commitment. Here’s an inside look at what it takes to become an astronaut.