The 12 people selected consists of seven men and five women.
In the class of 2017, there are doctors, scientists, engineers and pilots, and two were interns at NASA's jet propulsion laboratory - a research centre in California.
Requirements to apply were US citizenship, a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a science, technology, engineering or math field and at least three years of related experience, or at least 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft.
Both will train two years as Astronaut Candidates, then assigned technical duties before receiving their flight assignments.
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Dominick, a U.S. Navy Lt. Commander, earned his bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from United States dollars and a master's of science degree in systems engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
Warren "Woody" Hoburg of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He also extended President Donald Trump's best wishes and congratulated the new astronauts joining the space agency. While at Johnson, the vice president toured the International Space Station mission control center, and the historic mission control center, which was used during early NASA spaceflights, including the first moon landing mission, Apollo 11. The candidates will go through a training of two years before being sent into orbit and will report for duty in August 2017.
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First up is two-years of training, which includes practice for weightless life above the planet and lessons in Russian, the other worldwide language of space travel. Awarded the US Navy Test Pilot School Class 144 Outstanding Developmental Phase II Award and the Commander Willie McCool Outstanding Student Award as the Class 144 Honor Graduate. He was a launch chief engineer at SpaceX, and apparently a huge fan of Kerbal Space Program, according to a Reddit AMA.
The 12 selected Wednesday will join 44 astronauts already in the NASA corps.
Loral O'Hara of Sugar Land, Texas, and a 2009 Purdue graduate, was one of those selected. Francisco Rubio, and Jessica Watkins.
The 33-year-old Los Angeles native earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of San Diego and his doctorate of medicine from Harvard Medical School. They'll practice working on spacecraft simulations, honing their spacewalking chops, and building bonds with their team members who they will need to rely on heavily during missions.
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