In 2007, a small group of people began an intentional, collaborative experiment in open, transparent, and direct communication about your space program. Our goal was to enable your direct participation in exploring and contributing to NASA’s mission.

Many of us have since begun new adventures. This site will remain as an archive of the accomplishments of the openNASA experiment.

Ali Llewellyn

So you want to be an astronaut?

Read [here][] for more information about the selection and training process.

Astronaut Cady Coleman shares here on her process of becoming an astronaut.

Check out the fascinating FlyNASA blog, where crewmembers talk about what it’s like to be an astronaut.

Applications are due by January 27, 1012 for this class. Good luck!

The stars don’t look bigger, but they do look brighter.” -Sally Ride

By the way: If you love NASA and want to contribute to the mission… but can’t quite see yourself being an astronaut, there are all kinds of ways you can help explore! Contribute to NASA’s open source software projects. Build applications from publicly available NASA data. Work on some of NASA’s highest priority NASA science or code needs. Come get involved with some of the most exciting work in the universe.