NASA Administrator Charles Bolden pronounced it’s “not during all startling […] that so many Americans from different backgrounds wish to privately minister to blazing a route on a tour to Mars.” The fact that it’s been 4 years given a group hired a final collection of astronauts many expected contributed to a a series of applications. But there are substantially other factors during play: for one, NASA has been doing a good pursuit joining with a common folk around amicable media. All a wanderer blockbusters in new years, such as Gravity, Interstellar and The Martian, could have also contributed to a swell of seductiveness in space exploration.
Of a 18,300 applicants, usually 8 to 14 will get their dream job. NASA’s Selection Board will examination all a applications and talk a best possibilities within a subsequent 18 months. It’ll afterwards announce a names of those who done it in 2017 before a new spacefarers start their two-year training. Once they’re ready, a new astronauts will get to live their dream and try space aboard the ISS, a Orion capsule, Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon.