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Astronaut Candidate Selection Process Timeline

December 14, 2015

Vacancy Announcement opens in USAJOBS.

February 18, 2016

Vacancy Announcement closes.

May-June 2016

Qualified Applications reviewed to determine Highly Qualified applicants.

July 2016

Qualifications Inquiry form sent to References of Highly Qualified applicants.

July-September 2016

Highly Qualified applications reviewed to determine Interviewees.

August-October 2016

Initial Interviewees brought to Johnson Space Center for initial interview and activities. Interviewees will be selected from the Highly Qualified group.

January 2017

Finalists determined.

January-April 2017

Final Interviewees brought to Johnson Space Center for additional interview and activities.

June 2017

Astronaut Candidate Class of 2017 announced.

August 2017

Astronaut Candidate Class of 2017 reports to the Johnson Space Center.

 
Note:Timeline may be extended or accelerated based on the number of applicants. 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.