There are those stereotypical jobs most little kids say they want to be when they grow up, like ballerina, superstar, and astronaut. Even though most of us have probably had dreams of going to space at one point or another, we figured it was a childhood dream that would never come true. But it most definitely is possible (if you fit all of the requirements) because Houston's NASA is hiring potential astronauts this month!\nThe Johnson Space Center in Houston is hiring for the position of Astronaut Candidate right now and the job opening is valid through the end of March.\nThey are looking to hire more Artemis Generation astronauts. According to NASA's website, the Artemis Program is a lunar exploration program that includes sending the first woman and to the moon.\nThe salary range for being a potential astronaut is great, starting at $104,898 and goes up to $161,141 which is amazing pay to have your literal childhood dream come true.\nWe're not going to lie, the requirements to be an astronaut are pretty tough. They're highly selective with who gets to go to space. Which makes sense because literally leaving the planet is no easy task.\nView this post on Instagram This just in! @astro_jessica is now set to fly to the @iss in September, and @astrodrewmorgan is set to launch this July! He will also see an extension of his time in space. He’s set to now spend 255 days in space and return to Earth in March 2020. A post shared by NASA Astronauts (@nasaastronauts) on Apr 17, 2019 at 6:02am PDT\nSome of the many requirements listed in the job posting include having trained extensively in the STEM field beyond a Bachelor's degree.\nYou must also be highly qualified in one of their five subdisciplines which are listed on the job posting and are, Pilot, Flight Test, Biological and Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering and Operations.\nView this post on Instagram Who's flying next? @astro_christina and @astrohague are scheduled to launch to the @iss on Feb. 28, 2019. The two were selected in June 2013 as part of the 21st NASA astronaut class, and will join their classmate Anne McClain on-orbit soon! A post shared by NASA Astronauts (@nasaastronauts) on Dec 10, 2018 at 8:34am PST\nThey also have extensive evaluations throughout the hiring process which include assessments, interviews, role-play and more that you must pass.\nIf hired, you'd spend two years in Houston training to go to space. Once you successfully finish training, you'll join the active astronaut corps and be eligible for spaceflight assignments.\nView this post on Instagram From swimming pools, to the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, to the Gulf of Mexico🌊👨🚀 We've gotten creative with landing rescue and recovery testing over the years. When astronauts return from deep-space missions, they need a strategy to safely and efficiently exit the spacecraft. 📸: Apollo, Commercial Crew Program, and Orion testing. A post shared by NASA Astronauts (@nasaastronauts) on Jun 27, 2019 at 3:17pm PDT\nIf your dream is still to go to space (how could it not?) you could potentially do so through NASA's open astronaut position!\nIf you're interested, be sure to apply ASAP since the deadline is coming up soon. You can find the job listing here.