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...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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