Army astronaut mos what is it ?

What the hell is it does that mos still exist

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  • 7 years ago
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    Army Astronaut would not be an MOS. Most likely, a Soldier going into space would be an officer, anyways, so an MOS would not apply. The Army Astronaut Badge is awarded for a Soldier completing a successful space flight.

    Requirements (from 1999 ALARACT):



    The next Department of the Army biennial Army Astronaut Candidate Screening Board should be in Jan 2001.

    The basic non waiverable requirements for selection as an astronaut are:

    MUST have a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics.

    Pass a NASA Class I space physical (similar to the Army Class II Flight physical).

    Have distant visual acuity – 20/200 or better uncorrected; correctable to 20/20, for each eye.

    Hearing loss not to exceed ISO standards.

    Blood pressure not to exceed 140/90.

    Be between 58.5 and 76 inches tall.

    This program is open to all Army personnel, Active or Reserve component with no grade restriction or age barriers.

    The ALARACT message 002/99, DTG 051724Z Jan 99, provides the information required for individuals to obtain the necessary forms and detailed instructions on how to apply.

    Send completed applications

    U.S. Total Army Personnel Command


    200 Stovall Street

    Alexandria, VA 22332-0411

    Yes... it is possible for there to be Army Astronauts, a little bit of open-minded searching would provide that nformation, rather than ASSUMING that because the Army doesn't have fighter pilots, NASA wouldn't want them. Not all astronauts fly the ship...


    Army Astronauts:

    Sherwood C. Spring- After graduation from West Point in 1967, Spring served two tours of duty in Vietnam. The first was from 1968 to 1969 with the 101st Airborne Division. The second tour, 1970–1971, came immediately after flight school, where he served as a helicopter pilot with the 1st Cavalry Division.

    William Surles McArthur, Jr. (born 26 July 1951) is a retired United States Army Colonel, a NASA astronaut, and a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one expedition to the International Space Station via the Russian Soyuz capsule.

    Michael Richard Uram "Rich" Clifford (born October 13, 1952), is a former United States Army officer and NASA astronaut. Clifford is considered a Master Army Aviator and has logged over 3,400 hours flying in a wide variety of fixed and rotary winged aircraft. Clifford retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

    Charles Donald "Sam" Gemar (born 4 August 1955) is a former American astronaut with NASA and a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army.

    Patrick Graham Forrester (born March 31, 1957) is a retired United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut. At the time of his retirement from the U.S. Army, Forrester had achieved the rank of Colonel. He is married and has two children.

    Jeffrey Nels Williams (born January 18, 1958) is a retired United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of three space flights.

    Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock (born May 5, 1960) is an American astronaut. He has flown in space twice, logging 178 days on the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Russian Soyuz. On July 12, 2011, Wheelock announced that he would be returning to duty with the active United States Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Timothy Lennart Kopra (born April 9, 1963) is a Colonel in the United States Army and a NASA astronaut. He served aboard the International Space Station as a flight engineer for Expedition 20, returning to Earth aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-128 mission on September 11, 2009.

    Robert Shane Kimbrough (born June 4, 1967) is a United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut. He was part of the first group of candidates selected for NASA astronaut training following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

    The above Astronauts are listed as those that are graduates of the United States military Academy.

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  • 3 years ago

    Army Astronaut

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    5 years ago

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  • Hayley
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Most often, astronauts are pulled from the USAF, USN and USMC.

    NASA likes jet fighter pilots, I guess.

    As far as I know, there aren't too many jet pilots in the Army.

    And as far as I know, the Army doesn't have a space MOS since they have no space shuttles or manned rockets (neither do the other branches). There probably isn't an MOS/AFSC/rating per se, they are most likely on special assignment.

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  • Ira
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    MOS has a designator number like mine was 68H20 and it meant That I was going aircraft hydraulic repairman school, they all have there own number. Ask him his number and you should be able to look it up on the net, but he should know what it is.

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  • 4 years ago

    Army Astronaut Program

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  • 7 years ago

    That's classified information

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