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Astronaut Candidates

WATCH: Space Agency's '8 Balls' To Begin Training

collectSPACE.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science

HOUSTON — The "8 Balls" have landed in NASA's center pocket. On Tuesday (Aug. 20), eight new astronaut candidates — nicknamed the "Eight Balls" ...

PHOTOS: 8 New Astronauts Selected By Space Agency

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

NASA has picked eight Americans, a mix of scientists and military pilots, to begin training for future space missions that may one day launch them al...