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The 2017 astronaut class poses for a selfie while getting fitted for flight suits at Ellington Airport near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA
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Two of NASA's Youngest Astronaut Candidates Speak About Joining New Class

With several members of the new class under the age of 30, it shows that the agency is thinking for the long term when recruiting the next people to go into space.

Jessica Watkins, a new astronaut candidate selected by NASA, is finishing a post-doc work related to the Mars Curiosity mission. NASA
Kayla Barron, a new astronaut candidate selected by NASA, was among the first group of women to serve on US Navy submarines. NASA