My Application to Become an Astronaut on NASA's First Mission to MarsAdam Clark Estes12/14/15 4:31pm334EditPromoteGo to permalinkNASA started accepting applications for future explorers today. The salary range is $66,026.00 to $144,566.00. The benefits are great. “Frequent travel may be required.” You might even get to go to Mars! Sounds like a dream job to me.