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Astronaut Candidate Selection Process Timeline

November 15, 2011

Vacancy Announcement opens in USAJOBS

January 27, 2012

Vacancy Announcement closes

May-September 2012

Qualified Applications reviewed to determine Highly Qualified applicants. Qualifications Inquiry form sent to Supervisors/References and civilian applicants contacted by mail to obtain an FAA medical exam.

August-December 2012

Highly Qualified applications reviewed to determine Interviewees

October 2012-January 2013

Interviewees brought to JSC for initial interview, medical evaluation, and orientation. Interviewees will be selected from the Highly Qualified group and contacted on a week-by-week basis.

February 2013

Finalists determined

February-April 2013

Finalists brought to JSC for additional interview and complete medical evaluation

June 2013

Astronaut Candidate Class of 2013 announced

August 2013

Astronaut Candidate Class of 2013 reports to the Johnson Space Center

Note: This schedule is subject to change. Applicants are not notified of their status during the process. All applicants will receive a letter after selections are announced.