The 2018 astronaut selection process, which is designed to ensure astronauts are “qualified for the mission”, will not start until at least March 2019.
The committee also announced it was postponing the launch of the ISS into orbit until 2020.
The committee is also expected to take up the 2020 manned spaceflight, after it is completed.
In March 2019, the president of the International Space Station said that a crewed mission was “still very much in the realm of possibility”.
The space agency said in a statement that a “full selection process” would be undertaken and the selection of the astronauts would be made by the president and his team.
“A detailed plan for the selection process will be made public later this year,” the statement said.
What is the ISS and what does it do?
The ISS is the world’s largest scientific laboratory, orbiting at a height of 39,000km (25,000 miles) above Earth.
It contains three scientific research stations, one orbiting the Earth and two orbiting the moon.
Its mission is to explore the planets, atmosphere, oceans and biosphere.
It is also the world leader in deep space research.
It has been orbiting the earth since 2004, when the first satellite, Atlantis, launched into orbit.
The astronauts on the ISS have a range of skills, from the ability to work with the hardware on board the ISS, to learning the skills needed to be able to fly into space.
How many astronauts is it?
Currently, astronauts are allowed to travel to the ISS from 40 countries.
According to NASA, there are currently around 531 Americans on the space station.
Who is on the International Astronaut Corps?
Among the members of the Astronaut Candidate Program are more than 300 Americans.
As part of the selection, they must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field and be “qualified to perform a variety of spacewalks and astronaut tasks”, according to NASA.
They also have to be at least 18 years old, have a medical clearance and have a record of “professional achievement, achievement and contribution”.
What do the astronauts do?
The ISS crew members are expected to be part of NASA’s Orion space capsule, which will take humans into deep space.
They will also perform research and experiments that will help humans explore the universe.
One of the most important tasks for the astronauts is the “entry and recovery” phase of their mission.
This involves taking astronauts into orbit and then returning them to Earth.
They also will do science and engineering experiments to test out new technologies that could help us colonise other planets.
Is it safe to go into space?
Yes, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, or the IAM, said in an email statement: “The International Space Association’s recommendation is that NASA should consider a launch in 2020 for a crew to the International Orbital Activity in order to prepare astronauts for flight into deep-space space.”
The International Society for Testing and Materials said in its statement: “The IAM strongly supports the selection and training of American astronauts to fly in deep-orbit missions and we are pleased that NASA is taking this step.”
What are the requirements?
The IAMS says that astronauts must be able: to have a Bachelor degree in science or technology; have at most two years of advanced education; have a strong work ethic; have demonstrated proficiency in the use of a variety and specialized skills; have the ability “to conduct basic tasks and to complete tasks that require the use and knowledge of a computer; and be willing to commit to a short duration of duty.”
Can I train as an astronaut?
According the IAMS, the crew must be: qualified to perform the basic tasks of the space program; have “the ability to perform basic tasks such as the use, modification and maintenance of the spacecraft’s hardware, and to perform other tasks that are necessary to support the crewmembers mission activities” and be able “to perform basic tests and tasks”.
Are there any qualifications?
In a statement, the IAS said: IAM members have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in space science and technology through various training programs and activities.
Among their responsibilities, the astronauts must also be able, under appropriate conditions, to perform “tests and tasks that enable a safe return to Earth”, and “demonstrate the ability of a person to perform these tasks safely and reliably”.
In other words, they need to perform tasks and tests that could be dangerous in space.
Is there a test?
“I am interested in the crew’s ability to successfully perform basic activities that are required to support their crewmembers duties,” NASA said in the statement.
Why is it important to keep track of the number of astronauts?
It’s important to track the number in order for NASA to be prepared for the future and