Meet the 12 Americans training to be NASA’s newest astronauts

Matthew Dominick, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy

Bob Hines, pilot, U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves

Warren Hoburg, assistant professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, pilot

Jonny Kim, Harvard University-trained M.D., Navy SEAL

Jasmin Moghbeli, Major, U.S. Marine Corps

Frank Rubio, platoon leader, U.S. Army, 2-82nd Assault Aviation (REDHAWKS), company commander, A Company, 2-3rd Aviation (STORM)

Jessica Watkins, a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology

“We look forward to the energy and talent of these astronauts fueling our exciting future of discovery,” acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot said in a recent statement.

“Between expanding the crew on board the space station to conduct more research than ever before and making preparations to send humans farther into space than we’ve ever been, we are going to keep them busy.”

That’s an astronomical understatement.

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