Meet the New Astronauts

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration received over 6,000 applications to fill 8 astronaut positions. One dramatic change in the NASA program is the increase of women applicants.  Half of the 2013 astronaut class is female. The newest space travelers will train to explore an asteroid, spend time on the space station and perhaps, be involved in the exploration of Mars.


Some female pioneer astronauts were:

Christa McAuliffe

Sally Ride

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