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My path towards a career leads me to be an astronaut. Some of the work tasks are members of a space shuttle crew that orbits the Earth and flies to space stations, study and photograph the Earth, stars, and planets from space, and do research on space exploration. Also, they make sure all missions are carried out as planned and in safety. Astronauts labor in classrooms, flight simulators, space shuttles, and for NASA. They like to work with many flight instruments, onboard systems, spacecraft, spacesuits, and emergency equipment. For being an astronaut, you need to be gifted and inquisitive about outer space. You need to be superior students in school, be self-reliant, and work as part of a team. Also, under pressure decisions and reacting quickly in emergencies is needed for this career. Last, you need to be eager to participate in highly treacherous missions.

Astronauts endeavor to broaden our acquaintance of space and our alteration to it, both physiologically and psychologically, by conducting operations and experimental investigations in space. Astronauts work indoors in classrooms, space flight simulators such as the Shuttle Mission Simulators (SMSs), factories where spacecraft are built like the Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA), and spacecraft of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Astronauts also work with a remote manipulator system, spacesuits, and various Orbiter systems ranging from propulsion to environmental control. Astronaut pilots serve as both space commanders and pilots, who, during flight, have onboard responsibility for the vehicle, crew, mission success, and safety of the flight. They aid the commander in controlling and operating the vehicle and may assist in the deployment and retrieval of satellites using the Remote Manipulator System (RMS), referred to as the robot arm or mechanical arm. Astronaut mission specialists work with the commander and the pilot and have overall accountability for coordinating operations...
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