NASA has chosen its potential new group of astronauts. Who are they? Read about these extraordinary men and women. Art is Everywhere, above all in the sky!
After an extensive search, NASA has chosen the potential group of astronauts who may participate in future missions throughout the solar system. Eight candidates, four men and four women, who will receive training to explore low Earth orbit, travel to an asteroid or step on Mars for the first time.
Candidates come from the second highest number of requests (more than 6,000) that NASA has ever received. The select group will receive a wide range of technical training in space centers worldwide.
Who are they?
Josh A. Cassada, 39 years old, (White Bear Lake, Minnesota). Co-founder and director of Quantum Opus, a company of experimental physics.
Victor J. Glover, 37 years old, (Pomona, California), commander of the U.S. Navy.
Tyler N. Hague, 37 years old, (Hoxie, Kansas), Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force.
Christina M. Hammock, 34, (Jacksonville, NC). She attended the University of North Carolina and currently has a senior position in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Aunapu Nicole Mann, 35 (Penngrove, California). She studied at U.S. Naval Academy, at Stanford University (California) and has extensive experience as a pilot.
Anne C. McClain, 34, (Spokane, Washington), Major U.S. Army. She is a pilot for OH-58 helicopter.
Jessica U. Meir, 35, (Caribou, Maine). She is currently Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, in the General Hospital in Boston.
Andrew R. Morgan, 37, (New Castle, PA). He studied in West Point and has a doctorate in medicine. He has experience as an emergency doctor and as a flight surgeon of Army Special Operations.
These new applicants to astronauts will begin their training at Johnson Space Center of NASA in Houston in August.
‘We have selected eight highly skilled people, who have demonstrated academic, operational and physical superior strength,’ Janet Kavandi, from Johnson Space Center, said.
From Yareah (means Moon), congratulations to all of them!
Have a nice day!