Record number of NASA astronaut applications More than people applied to join NASA’s 2017 astronaut class – almost three times the number received in Astronaut Terry Virts conducts a spacewalk during an orbital sunrise: NASA
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NASA Is Accepting Astronaut Applications, and This Quiz Will Tell You if You Qualify “This next group of American space explorers will inspire the Mars generation to reach for new heights, and help us realize the goal of putting boot prints on the Red Planet,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement.