She said: “First, if you are qualified to apply to be an astronaut, you likely already are a successful professional.
“You may be at the top of your field, or you may have just gotten another dream job that you love.
“You are contributing, you are trusted, and you know what you are doing. You are probably a leader.”
There are, however, many rigorous requirements you must consider before you apply.
Only US citizens may apply and NASA requires a minimum of a master’s degree in a STEM field – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.