Hey Space Placers!
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The headliner showcases a VERY important point - for the first time in decades NASA is looking for a new group of astronauts to send BEYOND low Earth orbit LEO). Not since the Apollo program has this been the case for new astronauts.....since December 1972 all manned missions have been to LEO.
NASA now needs astronauts to fly the new manned crew vehicle and the to be built rockets to places like asteroids and perhaps lunar orbit and beyond. This shows a commitment by NASA to finally get beyond LEO and GO SOMEPLACE within the solar system.
An update - the Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was successfully launched and the new crew should be docking very soon with ISS. What a relief.....
Sky Guy in VA