WATCH: The 2017 NASA Astronaut Candidates Are Coming To Houston. How Will They Train?

Candidates must demonstrate “proficiency” in five main areas.

Twelve people are about to begin a life-changing journey.

Out of more than 18,300 applicants, they’re NASA’s picks for their 2017 class of astronaut candidates. This month, the chosen twelve are headed to Houston’s Johnson Space Center to begin a two-year, five-step training program.

In the story above, active astronauts Jessica Meir and Victor Glover from NASA’s 2013 class explain what the incoming candidates should expect.

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Tomeka Weatherspoon

Tomeka Weatherspoon

Senior Producer

Tomeka Weatherspoon is an Emmy-award winning producer. She produces segments, the weekly television program Arts InSight, the short film showcase The Territory and a forthcoming digital series on innovation. Originally from the Midwest, Tomeka studied convergence journalism from the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. She has...

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