As Light Years reported in November, NASA is looking for a new generation of astronauts to work in the post-shuttle era. Now we're learning more about what "right stuff" the space agency is looking for.
One of NASA's requirements for its astronauts now is to learn the Russian language.
(How do you say: "Can I hitch a ride on your Soyuz spacecraft to the orbiting space station, please?")
Officials are designing astronaut training to focus on things like emergency medical treatment and diplomacy.
What if you have poor vision? Don't count yourself out.
NASA astronaut Rex Walheim says there's a work-around for that.
Click on the video above to see other details Walheim reveals about astronaut hiring and training.
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