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A number of people have applied to NASA to be of its astronaut training program. NASA said it received over 18,300 for just 14 . This is a record for the . Human resources officials at NASA will now spend the next 18 months looking at the applications to select the best ones. It plans to announce the applicants in the of 2017. Brian Kelly of NASA said it would be a lot of . He added: "It's heartening to know so many people recognize what a great this is to be part of NASA's exciting mission. I look forward to meeting the men and women talented enough to rise to the top of what is always a of incredible applicants."

It seems there is a great to work on America's space program and go to Mars. NASA's Charlie Bolden said: "It's not at all to me that so many Americans from diverse want to personally contribute to blazing the trail on our to Mars." The top applicants will have an at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The chosen candidates will then get two years of training. They will learn skills such as spacewalking, teamwork and operating systems, and learn Russian. After that, they could go to the International Space or work for companies making spacecraft for , such as Boeing and SpaceX.

 
 

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