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

It seems there is a great desire to work on America's [space / spatial] program and perhaps go to Mars. NASA's Charlie Bolden said: "It's not at all [surprising / surprised] to me that so [many / much] Americans from diverse backgrounds want to [person / personally] contribute to blazing the trail on our journey [from / to] Mars." The top applicants will have an interview at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The [choosing / chosen] candidates will then get two years of [initial / first] training. They will learn skills such [as / has] spacewalking, teamwork and operating spacecraft systems, and learn Russian. After that, they could [gone / go] to the International Space Station or work for [company / companies] making spacecraft for tourists, such as Boeing and SpaceX.


 
 

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