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People of Earth…we happily introduce you to America’s #NewAstronauts! These 12 humans were selected from more than 18,300 applicants, which is more than double the previous record of 8,000 set in 1978. These astronaut candidates will return to Johnson Space Center in August to begin two years fo training. Then they could be assigned to any of a variety of missions, including: performing research on the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft built by commercial companies, and departing for deep space missions in our Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket. 
Applicants included U.S. citizens in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories Puerto Rico, Guam and America Samoa. The talented women and men selected for the new astronaut class represent the diversity of America and the career paths that can lead to a place in America’s astronaut corps. 
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People of Earth…we happily introduce you to America’s #NewAstronauts! These 12 humans were selected...
The wait is (almost) over! Meet America’s #NewAstronauts TOMORROW at 2 p.m. EDT live online from our Johnson Space Center in Houston. After evaluating a record number of applications (18,300+), we will introduce our newest class of astronaut candidates on June 7. Watch live on NASA’s Facebook page! 
After completing two years of training, the new astronaut candiates could be assigned to missions performing research on the International Space Station, launchign from American soil on spacecraft built by commercial companies and launching on deep space missions on our new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket. 
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The wait is (almost) over! Meet America’s #NewAstronauts TOMORROW at 2 p.m. EDT live online from our...
Forget caps and gowns. They’re getting spacesuits. 👩‍🚀 ⁣⁣
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We welcomed 13 new astronauts today! The new astronauts successfully completed more than two years of required basic training and are the first to graduate under the Artemis program.⁣⁣
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From left are, NASA astronaut Jonny Kim, @CanadianSpaceAgency (CSA) astronaut Joshua Kutryk, NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins (@astro_watkins), CSA astronaut Jennifer Sidey-Gibbon (@astro_jenni), NASA astronauts Kayla Barron (@astro_kayla), Jasmin Moghbeli (@astrojaws), Loral O'Hara, Zena Cardman (@zenanaut), Raja Chari, Matthew Dominick (@matthew.dominick), Bob Hines (@astro_farmerbob) and Warren Hoburg (@whoburg). ⁣⁣
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They are now eligible for assignments to the International Space Station (@ISS), Artemis missions to the Moon, and ultimately, missions to Mars.⁣⁣
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Forget caps and gowns. They’re getting spacesuits. 👩‍🚀 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We welcomed 13 new astronauts today! Th...