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NASA needs more astronauts

from Fox News

The National Research Council's report, Preparing for the High Frontier — the Role and Training of NASA Astronauts in the Post-Space Shuttle Era, calls for the space agency to maintain a strong astronaut corps, even though human space flight has been temporarily stalled for NASA. Over the years, the number of astronauts employed by NASA has moved from about 150 in 1999 to 61 in 2011, and many astronauts have retired or quit this year. The NRC warns that 61 astronauts may not be enough. more


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