NASA’s Newest Astronaut Candidates Available For Interviews

June 7, 2017 – NASA’s newest astronaut candidates are available for interviews from 8 a.m. to noon CDT Thursday, June 8, by remote satellite link, Skype and phone.

After completing two years of training, the new astronaut candidates could be assigned to missions performing research on the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft built by commercial companies, and flying on deep space missions on NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket.

Media interested in this opportunity should contact Rachel Kraft at

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