NASA has selected 12 astronauts who will go to Mars. This year, an unprecedented number of people submitted applications for participation in the project – 18,353 participants, ready to go far beyond the limits of the Earth’s orbit for the first time in the history of mankind.
According to NASA, American citizens who have a bachelor’s degree in biology, engineering, computing, medicine, computer science and military pilots with a touch of a thousand hours could become candidates for astronauts. In the semifinal of the selection got 500 participants. As a result, only a dozen of the best representatives remained in the team. Future astronauts will have to undergo serious training for 2-3 years, which, among other things, includes the study of the Russian language. Classes will begin in August.