Sunday, February 21, 2016

NASA Gets More Than a Few Good Men and Women

Far from being DOA, interest in NASA's astronaut program is alive and well and growing!

It seems that more than 18,300 people applied to join NASA’s 2017 astronaut class.  This is almost three times the number of applications
received in 2012 and far surpassing the previous record of 8,000 in 1978.

Former astronaut, now NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said "It’s not at all surprising to me that so many Americans want to contribute to our journey to Mars.  A few exceptionally talented men and women will become the astronauts chosen in this group who will once again launch to space from U.S. soil on American-made spacecraft.”

For complete NASA article you can click HERE

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