So you want to be an astronaut? Here's what it takes

October 5, 2013 1:20 PM

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So you want to be an astronaut? Here's what it takes

Only a fraction of 1% make it into space training program

The prospect of gazing down at Earth's blue marble, conducting cutting-edge extraterrestrial research and perhaps even exploring new worlds holds irresistible allure for thousands of hopefuls who regularly apply to be NASA astronauts. Yet only a handful of candidates ever land one of these coveted p...

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