Hundreds of years ago, mankind entered the path of technological development, and with the help of technology, we soon realized the dream of flying to the sky and stepped out of the earth to explore the universe.
From the moment human beings walked out of the earth, it marked that human civilization has ushered in a new chapter of development and has entered a new era. At the same time, the human industry has given birth to a new profession outside of the 365 line, that is, astronaut. Astronaut is a new profession born after human beings walked out of the earth, and it is also a great profession.
I believe that many of my friends are very interested in the profession of astronauts, and they all want to be an honorable astronaut one day. However, the selection of astronauts is very strict. They must not only have physical quality that surpasses ordinary people, but also have good psychological quality and strong professional knowledge.
It is precisely because the selection of astronauts is very strict, that astronauts from various countries are mainly selected from among the soldiers. Because the soldiers are basically physically strong, they can adapt to the initial selection of astronauts. condition.
Astronaut is not a popular profession, it is a glorious and more mysterious profession. Any profession will have a corresponding wage standard, and different industries have great differences in wage income. Since astronauts are a very rare profession, and its selection is one in a million, is the salary of astronauts high?
In the eyes of many people, the salary income of astronauts must be very high, so what is the fact? Let’s take a look at the salary standards for astronauts in each of the world’s major aerospace powers.
First of all, let’s take a look at the salaries of American astronauts. We all know that the United States is the world’s most powerful aerospace power and the first country in the world to have a space station. Therefore, American astronauts are the most numerous in the world, and they often travel between Earth and space. What about the income of American astronauts?
Astronauts do not work in space all year round. They also need to do a lot of training on the ground. Therefore, the wages of astronauts on the ground are different from those in space.
The monthly salary of American astronauts on Earth is about $100,000. If there is a space mission, there will probably be a subsidy of $50,000. The total salary may be about 150,000 US dollars, which is about 1 million yuan in RMB. Moreover, this salary will continue to increase with qualifications, experience, and the number of times in space, that is, the older the qualifications, the more times in and out of space, the higher the monthly salary will be.
This kind of income is actually not too high in the United States. You must know that in economically developed countries like the United States, many occupational monthly incomes can reach this figure. Therefore, the salary income of American astronauts can only be regarded as the upper middle level in the United States.
Secondly, let’s look at the salaries of Russian astronauts. Russia is also a space power. We all know that the first man-made satellite was launched by the former Soviet Union, and the first astronaut to walk out of the earth was also the former Soviet Union. In the last century, the Soviet Union was arguably the most powerful aerospace power in the world before it disintegrated.
It is a pity that the Soviet Union was surpassed by the United States after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, Russia is currently the second most powerful aerospace power in the world. Compared with the United States, the salary of Russian astronauts is really pitiful. We all know that the Russian economy has always been relatively weak, so the salary standards of various industries are much lower than that of the United States.
The average monthly salary of Russian astronauts is 10,000 to 20,000 yuan. If they go to space for missions, they will receive an additional subsidy of about 30,000 yuan. In addition, there are various subsidies. Such income is actually relatively high in Russia.
Finally, let’s look at the salary income of our astronauts. We all know that my country’s aerospace industry started relatively late. Compared with the United States and Russia’s aerospace industry, we are lagging behind for decades. Therefore, the selection of astronauts in our country only started in this century, because in the last century, our country There is no technical ability to achieve the flight of astronauts.
Although my country’s aerospace industry started relatively late, its development speed is very fast. Since the Shenzhou 5 spacecraft, 11 astronauts in my country have entered space. In addition to astronauts who have entered space, many astronauts are constantly being selected for various trainings to prepare for the future of spaceflight.
So what is the salary of my country’s aerospace staff? Ordinary salary is about 10,000 yuan, and if there are space missions, you can get additional subsidies, the amount is about 40,000 yuan. In addition, there are various other free subsidies, such as daily food, housing, etc. On the whole, the annual income of our astronauts is about several hundred thousand yuan.
Seeing this, many people may say that the salary income of astronauts in our country is not high, and the facts are true. Although the monthly income of more than 10,000 yuan in our country as a whole, it has come to the forefront of most people, but Many excellent occupations earn far more than 10,000 per month. For example, the income of celebrities, the income of some big influencers, far exceeds that of astronauts.
If you just look at salary income, many people may not regard astronauts as a future ideal. But let us not forget that the income of astronauts is not everything. This profession is more of an honor, which is far from comparable to salary income.
Therefore, people who want to become astronauts still account for the majority. They are not going for income, but for an honor. Astronauts can be said to be the forefront of science. They can learn more about the universe and more world truths that we ordinary people don’t know.
In addition, astronauts stepping out of the earth and standing in space can understand the earth and the universe more intuitively, which we cannot really experience. Some wealthy people in the world want to go to space last time, they need to pay tens of millions of dollars, or even hundreds of millions of dollars, while astronauts can enter space without spending a penny.
Of course, the profession of astronauts, we don’t want to imagine how complicated and mysterious it is. In fact, with the rapid development of human aerospace technology. Astronauts will also become an ordinary profession in the future, because a large number of ordinary people can also enter space freely.