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NASA astronaut registration ends 12000 Americans scramble to land on the moon and Mars

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Tencent technology news, as we all know, NASA has set a huge goal of landing on the moon and Mars, and the agency began to recruit astronauts related to these tasks this year. According to the latest news from foreign media, NASA's recruitment activity has ended, with 12000 Americans hoping to become astronauts to the moon and Mars.

According to foreign media reports, NASA called the astronauts recruited

NASA officials said it was the second highest number of applications ever received by the agency's astronaut team.

NASA Director Jim

The information shows that

Expectations were high when nasa issued a new astronaut recruitment notice in february. After decades of low-orbit flight (i.e. the international space station), nasa has targeted more ambitious targets with the atmes program. The plan aims to land the first female astronaut and the next male astronaut on the moon by 2024. After that, the agency hopes to continue landing on Mars in 2030, the first time in human history.

NASA began receiving applications on March 2 and stopped the hiring process on Tuesday. The agency received applications from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories.

Before that, NASA received a record 18300 applications in 2016, more than 12000 this time. After being selected and eliminated in 2016, a small number of qualified astronauts graduated in January this year.

Now the most difficult task for NASA has come: to screen out a huge pool of applicants, there are only a few candidates with all kinds of ideal conditions suitable for flying in space.

NASA is expected to announce the final choice of a new generation of astronauts in mid-2021. Once selected, astronaut candidates will be trained in space flight for the next two and a half years, and then must wait to be selected as astronauts. The timetable is likely to mean that they may not be able to fly until 2024, NASA's current goal of landing on the moon.

After the final selection of qualified astronauts will be aboard NASA's new Orion spacecraft and

Previously, Musk's SpaceX and Boeing have been awarded a $7 billion contract from NASA to carry astronauts to the international space station. Just this week, NASA announced that the SpaceX dragon II will carry four astronauts on its first mission, rather than the two previously announced. Before the first operational mission, SpaceX will need to conduct a real manned test mission, which will transport two astronauts to the international space station, which will take place in the middle and late May.

According to foreign media reports, NASA currently has 48 active astronauts and has trained 350 astronauts since the 1960s. (reviewed by Tencent technology / Chengxi)

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