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Average Salary for Astronaut in District of Columbia - District Average

The average salary of a(n) Astronaut in District of Columbia - District Average is $67,511.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Astronaut in District of Columbia - District Average is $32.46.

The average bonus of a(n) Astronaut in District of Columbia - District Average is $1,546.00.

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Coordinates specific operating areas of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space flight, as a mission specialist, working with a spacecraft pilot or commander, deploying satellites, and handling many other aspects of spacecraft missions, such as systems, crew activity planning, consumables usage, and experiment and payload operations. Utilizes training in the knowledge of details of the onboard systems, as well as operational characteristics, mission requirements and objectives, and supporting equipment and systems for each experiment conducted on an assigned mission. Performs extra-vehicular activities (space walks), robotics operations using the remote manipulator system, experiment operations, and onboard maintenance tasks. Operates payloads carried aboard shuttle vehicle. Performs extra-vehicular activity to accomplish repair, refurbishment, or inspection of satellites on orbit in payload bay. Maintains current and detailed knowledge of the International Space Station systems, as well as detailed knowledge of the operational characteristics, mission requirements and objectives, and supporting systems and equipment for each experiment on their assigned missions. Commands spacecraft missions, as an astronaut pilot or commander. Controls and operates the space vehicle, assuming responsibility for the vehicle, crew, mission success, and safety of the flight. Executes missions, their rules, and control directives. Assesses problems and implements deviations from flight plan, procedures, or personnel assignments in the interest of safety or mission accomplishment. Operates all shuttle vehicle systems through ascent, on-orbit, reentry, and landing phases of flight. Maneuvers shuttle vehicle to establish mission attitudes or orbital parameters. Serves as integral part of onboard shuttle flight operations during ascent, on-orbit, and entry flight phases. Operates and reconfigures orbiter systems during flight phases. Maintains detailed understanding of orbiter systems including nominal and malfunction procedures, and a complete understanding of the impact to mission accomplishment. Communicates with mission control center to exchange direction and information. Operates remote manipulator system to deploy payloads. Monitors payload shuttle interface. Provides space flight consultation, assisting in formulating operational policies for space shuttle employment. Provides crew inputs for developmental engineering and mission planning. Participates in developing training equipment and simulating facilities. Serves as a crew member aboard NASA aircraft to remain proficient in aspects of aircraft operations, including flight planning, communications, nominal and emergency checklist procedures, actual aircraft control, and flight crew coordination. Less

Coordinates specific operating areas of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space flight, as a mission specialist, working with a spacecraft pilot or commander, deploying satellites, and handling many other aspects of spacecraft missions, such as systems, crew activity... More

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