- Press Release
- August 7, 2022
This Week at NASA: New NASA Astronaut Class and More
Vice President Mike Pence helped announce America’s newest class of astronaut candidates on June 7 at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Vice President joined Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Johnson Center Director Ellen Ochoa in welcoming members of the 2017 class — who were selected from more than 18,000 applicants
. After completing two years of training the new candidates could one day be conducting research on the International Space Station, launching from American soil aboard American-built spacecraft, and traveling to the moon or even Mars with the help of our Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket. Also, Lightfoot testifies on FY 2018 NASA budget, Demo of Drone Traffic Management Technology, and Resupply Missions Launch to, Leave Space Station.