Future astronauts need to prepare themselves early in life in order to have the credentials to qualify to be an astronaut. Graduation from an accredited university is a must. In order to be accepted to an accredited university, a student must do well in high school courses and receive a good to excellent score on standardized tests such as the ACT or SAT.
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