The 2017 NASA astronaut candidates pose for group photo while getting fitted for flight suits at Ellington Field near NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, on June 7.
After receiving a record-breaking number of applications, NASA selected its largest astronaut class since 2000. Out of over 18,300 applicants, NASA chose these five women and seven men as the agency’s new astronaut candidates. In August, they will begin two years of basic training.
Front row: Zena Cardman, Jasmin Moghbeli, Robb Kulin, Jessica Watkins, Loral O'Hara
Back row: Jonny Kim, Frank Rubio, Matthew Dominick, Warren Hoburg, Kayla Barron, Bob Hines, Raja Chari