Indian-American Raja Chari among 12 new astronauts chosen by Nasa


American space agency Nasa has chosen 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American, from a record number of over 18,000 applicants, who will be trained for missions into Earth orbit and to deep space. The seven men and five women comprise the 22nd class of American spaceflight trainees since 1959. This is the largest group Nasa has selected in almost two decades. It was selected from a record 18,300 applicants – more than Nasa has ever had during an open astronaut call. To get picked, people had to meet some physical requirements as well as certain education and experience criteria –…

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