The movie “Top Gun,” which starred Tom Cruise, romanticized the life of a military pilot. However, not all pilots fly jet fighter planes. They may be responsible for reconnaissance missions, fly tanker or transport planes.
With road traffic worsening across the United States at alarming rates, it’s no surprise that many dream of taking to the skies like George and Judy Jetson. However, people might be shocked to learn that several companies are attempting to make these pipe dreams a reality.
Being an astronaut is like tightrope walking without a net. It’s risky, formidable, death-defying and intoxicating for those who have the right stuff. Candidacy for the job is fiercely competitive. In 2016, 18,300 hopefuls applied to its ranks and only 12 were accepted.