NASA is currently looking for candidates to participate in a mission to have both men and women explore the south pole of the moon by 2024. Applications will be accepted starting March 2nd. Space travel has been on the rise in recent years as private companies, such as SpaceX, make plans to send astronauts to mars by the mid-2030s. Only 350 people have been trained as astronauts by NASA since the 1960s, with only 48 currently in the corps. In order to apply, candidates need to have 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time, a masters degree in a STEM field, and work toward a Ph.D program or test pilot program.