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NASA Selects 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class

Image Credit: NASA

Image Credit: NASA

After a thorough year-and-a-half search through more than 6,100 applicants, NASA has selected the 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class. These eight astronaut trainees, half of which are women, will lay the groundwork for future NASA missions. These potential astronauts will help NASA push the boundaries of exploration and travel to new places in the solar system including an asteroid and Mars. 

For the full story visit the NASA website.

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