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Near-Record Number Apply For Astronaut Corps

30 Jan 2012, 21:19 UTC
Near-Record Number Apply For Astronaut Corps
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Clearly, the dream is still alive.A remarkable 6,372 people submitted applications to NASA for a handful of openings in the Astronaut Office -- this despite the fact that NASA retired the shuttle fleet in July and its next spacecraft for piloted missions won't be ready to launch until 2017.Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters, a spokeswoman for NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, said the tally is the

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