As part of his visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center on June 7, to welcome America’s newest astronaut candidates, Vice President Mike Pence took a tour of the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center and was briefed on current human spaceflight operations.
The Vice President also joined Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Johnson Center Director Ellen Ochoa to announce the 12 men and women who were selected to the 2017 astronaut class from more than 18,300 applicants. The new astronaut candidates could one day be performing research on the International Space Station, launching from American soil aboard spacecraft built by American companies, and traveling to the moon or even Mars with the help of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket.
Get more information on astronaut selection and information on the candidates after their introduction at: https://www.nasa.gov/2017astronauts.
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