houston - The NASA spacecraft organization NASA presented twelve new astronauts on Wednesday in Houston. It is about five women and seven men aged between 29 and 43 years. 'You are the twelve who have saved it. You now belong to the elite. You are our best, 'said US Vice President Mike Pence during the festive meeting.
NASA boss Robert Lightfoot called the curriculum vitae of the elect, including doctors, scientists and pilots, impressive. 'If I read what these people have done like that, I feel badly insufficient. '
The NASA staff advertisement never responded to so many candidates. Dearest 18. 300 astronauts in play reported three times as much as in the previous recruitment campaign in 2011 and also significantly more than in the previous record. That date from 1978 with 8000 candidates. The selected applicants will graduate in astronaut over the next two years. At the moment, NASA 44 is in active service.