Huge news as a record 18,300 people have applied to be astronauts for NASA‘s 2017 class, more than three times the amount they received from their last selection process back in 2012. Dr. Leroy Chiao, Special Advisor on Human Spaceflight with the Space Foundation, spoke with CNN on the astonishing number of applicants. “Beyond just being smart, they wanna make see if you work together effectively on a team,” said Chiao.
Only between 8-14 of those will be selected to join the most elite position in the world. Check out NASA’s Tumblr post for all the info.