The odds you’ll get picked to be an astronaut are pretty low

The window has officially passed to turn in your astronaut application for NASA, and the numbers are in: more than 18,300 people applied to be in the 2017 class. That’s the most applications NASA has ever received during an astronaut hiring period. In 2012, the space agency received just 6,300 applications. Clearly, interest in going to space has increased since then.

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