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Just as class lets out for the summer across the country, a new one has just been announced.

NASA has chosen 12 people from a pool of more than 18,300 applicants for two years of training before giving them the title of "astronaut."

The space agency received a record number of applicants after announcing an open application in December 2015.

Jasmin Moghbeli, one of the dozen candidates, spoke with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro from Houston's Johnson Space Center, where she'll undertake the training program starting in August.

Swimsuit Season Gets Complicated

Jun 11, 2017

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A decade ago, a young singer-songwriter named Brandi Carlile released an album called "The Story."

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BRANDI CARLILE: (Singing) All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am.

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Update On Oregon Train Stabbings

May 28, 2017

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It's time now for the Call-In. Today we're talking about home ownership. Who can afford to buy? Who can't and why?

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For the athletes, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio were full of triumph and defeat, victory laps and tears, all the usual themes. But the legacy of those games for the host city...

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NASA Spacecraft Finds Storms On Jupiter

May 28, 2017

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And this is Lulu's log - stardate May 28, 2017, where we consider matters of space, the stars, the universe and planets.

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What Are The Most Popular Baby Names?

May 14, 2017

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Saturn: Cassini's Final Chapter

Apr 30, 2017

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Voices From The March For Science

Apr 23, 2017

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UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: (Chanting) Hey, hey, ho, ho, science is the way to go.

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Spider Scientists Find 50 New Species

Apr 16, 2017

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