An astronaut is a person who studies and explores space! They go to the moon, the space station, or they send rovers to other planets that humans could not get off of if they made it there. I want to be a Mission Specialist.
The begging salary for an astronaut is $64,724-$141,715 a year! That;s a lot of green!
Mission Specialist Astronauts are required to have a good knowledge of Shuttle systems, as well as good knowledge of the operational characteristics, mission requirements and objectives, and supporting systems and equipment for each payload element on their assigned missions.
Helpful subjects in high school are geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Astronaut is in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career cluster.