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Photos and videos show why only 360 people have become NASA astronauts

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Two NASA astronauts training in an indoor pool, in July. NASA
Would-be astronauts must make it through a competitive selection process and extensive training.
Since 1959, more than 350 people have become NASA astronauts.
It takes two years of training, including dives into a giant swimming pool, to become a fully qualified astronaut.
Many children grow up gazing up at the night sky, dreaming of becoming astronauts who boldly go to the moon - and beyond. But in order to get that elusive job, would-be astronauts must make it through a competitive selection process. For NASA's 2021 class of...
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