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I swore no more Affleck posts but this one is priceless!
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America’s eight new astronaut candidates made their first appearance in front of the media yesterday at  NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The astronaut candidates are Josh A. Cassada and Victor J. Glover, both lieutenant commanders in the U.S. Navy; Tyler N. "Nick" Hague, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force; Christina M. Hammock; Nicole Aunapu Mann, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps; Anne C. McClain and Andrew R. Morgan, both majors in the U.S. Army; and Jessica U. Meir.

They were selected from more than 6,100 applicants through a rigorous process. The first call for applications went out almost a year and a half ago, and NASA selected the top 120 candidates and brought them to the Johnson Space Center for interviews and evaluations. The selection board chose the top 49 candidates from that pool and conducted even more tests and evaluations. From that group, the eight were selected.

NASA administrator Charles Bolden said "For more than 50 years now…the Johnson Space Center has been the home of America’s spaceflight, and it will be your new home."

"They not only have the right stuff…they represent the full tapestry of America. These next generation of explorers will be among those who plan and carry out the first human missions to an asteroid or on to Mars. Their journey begins now, and the nation will be right beside them reaching for the stars."

Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/content/new-astronaut-candidates-take-center-stage-at-the-johnson-space-center/

#Astronaut   #NASA   #Penny4NASA   #Space   #Houston  
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#NASA 's Cassini mission captured this stunning view of Saturn and Titan on August 11, 2013.

Credit: NASA / JPL / SSI / Gordan Ugarkovic
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Firearms Radio Network is hanging out with 3 people right now in a live Hangout On Air! #hangoutsonairJon Chaos, Arthur Snyder, and Mike Emert
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