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Record number of NASA astronaut applications 2/19/16 More than 18,300 people applied to join NASA’s 2017 astronaut class – almost three times the number received in 2012. Astronaut Terry Virts conducts a spacewalk during an orbital sunrise: NASA
A record number of Americans applied to become NASA astronauts
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