What little kid hasn't dreamed of being an astronaut? Well, now someone's dream is going to come true. NASA announced they will be recruiting another class of astronauts and applications are open. Currently there are 47 active astronauts in the space program, but with the push to go to Mars, more are going to be needed.
The last class of astronauts was selected in 2013 so it's definitely time to find some new blood. More human spacecraft are being produced than ever before and will launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Missions will include those in deep space, the International Space Station and yes, onward to Mars. Get those applications in!