The 2013 group is second only to the 1978 batch of hopefuls. Only a tiny percentage of applicants are selected to become astronauts.

Near-record Number of Astronaut Applicants (Infographic)

The 2013 group is second only to the 1978 batch of hopefuls. Only a tiny percentage of applicants are selected to become astronauts.

NASA application grants general public the opportunity to explore the surface of Vesta By Anthony Wood 4/28/15 Artist's impression of Dawn orbiting Vesta (Image: NASA)

NASA application grants general public the opportunity to explore the surface of Vesta By Anthony Wood 4/28/15 Artist's impression of Dawn orbiting Vesta (Image: NASA)

https://flic.kr/p/fGDCQH | INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS NASA | 21AUG13 130PM Subvocal Speech Patent and NEUROEngineering Lab Publications Intelligent Systems Division researcher Chuck Jorgensen was recently granted US patent number 7574357 for Subvocal speech technology on 08/11/09. The patent, “Applications of sub-audible speech recognition based upon electromyographic signals,” is very broad and includes applications such as a silent cell phone...  see: ti.arc.nasa.gov/news/subvocal-speech-patent…

https://flic.kr/p/fGDCQH | INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS NASA | 21AUG13 130PM Subvocal Speech Patent and NEUROEngineering Lab Publications Intelligent Systems Division researcher Chuck Jorgensen was recently granted US patent number 7574357 for Subvocal speech technology on 08/11/09. The patent, “Applications of sub-audible speech recognition based upon electromyographic signals,” is very broad and includes applications such as a silent cell phone... see: ti.arc.nasa.gov/news/subvocal-speech-patent…

Atlantis lifts off, the 66th space shuttle flight. Payload includes the Atmospheric Laboratory for Application and Science (ATLAS-3) and the German constructed Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere Shuttle Pallet Satellite (CRISTA-SPAS).

Atlantis lifts off, the 66th space shuttle flight. Payload includes the Atmospheric Laboratory for Application and Science (ATLAS-3) and the German constructed Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere Shuttle Pallet Satellite (CRISTA-SPAS).

Student Loan Applicants Victims of Tax Fraud from Breached IRS Data Recovery Tool - NASA...

Student Loan Applicants Victims of Tax Fraud from Breached IRS Data Recovery Tool - NASA...

Katherine Johnson - scientist, NASA. Designed the trajectory for the 1969 Apollo 11 flight.

Katherine Johnson: A Lifetime of STEM

Katherine Johnson - scientist, NASA. Designed the trajectory for the 1969 Apollo 11 flight.

The space agency’s beautiful art offers a romantic view of human space travel—but the journey will be far from easy.

The space agency’s beautiful art offers a romantic view of human space travel—but the journey will be far from easy.

The 45 year evolution of spacecraft cockpit #design from @NASA Apollo to Discovery to @SpaceX Dragon v2 #glasscockpit pic.twitter.com/8ZTtPyeYYw

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The 45 year evolution of spacecraft cockpit #design from @NASA Apollo to Discovery to @SpaceX Dragon v2 #glasscockpit pic.twitter.com/8ZTtPyeYYw

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