Thousands Seek To Become NASA Astronauts

The 2017 class of new astronauts at their January 2020 graduation.
Credit: NASA
HOUSTON—More than 12,000 well-educated aspirants representing every U.S. state and territory as well as the nation’s capital have applied for what may be a modest number of openings in NASA’s astronaut corps. The agency made the announcement April 1, hours after a month-long application period...

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