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NASA Selects 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class

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NASA Selects 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class

After an extensive year-and-a-half search, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts who will help the agency push the boundaries of exploration and travel to new destinations in the solar system. Eight candidates have been selected to be NASA's newest astronaut trainees.

The 2013 astronaut candidate class comes from the second largest number of applications NASA ever has received -- more than 6,100. The group will receive a wide array of technical training at space centers around the globe to prepare for missions to low-Earth orbit, an asteroid and Mars.

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Announcing the 2013 Astronaut Class

NASA announced on June 17 eight candidates to train for its 2013 astronaut class after an extensive year-and-a-half long search. These new trainees would potentially be the first astronauts to launch on a commercial spacecraft from U.S. soil.

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