To the Moon

“We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go the Moon in this decade and to do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win... This is in some measures an act of faith and vision, for we do not know what benefits await us... But space is there and we are going to climb it.”--John F. Kennedy, 1962. This quote brings into light the importance of space exploration to our kind.   There are men and women who risk their lives out in space to help bring to light the great mysteries of our universe.   These people are astronauts, many people know astronauts fly spacecraft into space, but not many know the daily chores and activities of astronauts.  
What are astronauts? This is the main question to curious, aspiring students. The definition of an astronaut is as follows: Astronauts conduct experiments and gather information while in space flight.   They also conduct experiments with the spacecraft itself to develop new concepts in design, engineering, and the navigation of a vehicle outside Earth’s atmosphere.   A more in depth look at astronauts would be that astronauts conduct various experiments in space on an array of objects.   These objects include different animals, plants, and in some cases the astronauts are required to conduct scientific experiments on themselves! Different astronauts complete different objectives while in space. For example, pilots control the space navigation; specialists do things like deploying satellites and repairing machinery in space. The information gained from these experiments and tests are critical to learn more about the gravity-free environment. An important fact to look at is the average pay. Initial pay is $42,000-$56,000. This number can expand with experience and difficulty of...