• Photos and videos show why only 360 people have become NASA astronauts

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Two NASA astronauts training in an indoor pool, in July. NASA
    Would-be astronauts must make it through a competitive selection process and extensive training.
    Since 1959, more than 350 people have become NASA astronauts.
    It takes two years of training, including dives into a giant swimming pool, to become a fully qualified astronaut.
    Many children grow up gazing up at the night sky, dreaming of becoming astronauts who boldly go to the moon - and beyond. But in order to get that elusive job, would-be astronauts must make it through a competitive selection process. For NASA's 2021 class of...
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