NASA’s new astronaut candidates report to Houston to begin training

HOUSTON — One month after being announced to the world, NASA’s ten new astronaut candidates are reporting to work to begin two years of training.

The four women and six men, who were chosen from a pool of more than 12,000 applicants, are starting their new careers as future space station crew members and possible moonwalkers on Monday (Jan. 10). They are NASA’s 23rd class of trainees and the 22nd to based at Johnson Space Center in Houston since 1962.