Asked in US Military
What branch of the military do most astronauts come from?
September 10, 2014 10:31PM
Most astronauts come from the Navy. Of the first seven, four came from the Department of the Navy. The US NAVAL ACADEMY produces more astronauts than any other academy, college, or university.
Asked in Astronauts
How much does an astronaut make to go into space?
Military astronauts get paid their standard military pay. They are on loan from their service branch to NASA. Most choose to remain with their military bnranch throughout their NASA career. Civilian astronauts get paid on a Civil Service pay scale. Again, it's not much, they they get benefits to make up for the lack of pay.