2013 Astronaut Class

2013 Astronaut Class The 2013 group is NASA's 21st astronaut class. For the official source of information about the 2013 class, please visit our homepage at http://www.nasa.gov/2013astroclass.

Eight candidates have been selected to be NASA's newest astronaut trainees, hoping to be among those who are the first to launch from U.S. soil on commercial American spacecraft since the retirement of the space shuttle.

02/26/2020
NASA Explorers

The day has finally arrived. After years of work, our team of scientists is at the Kennedy Space Center in the hopes of seeing their research liftoff to the International Space Station. Join us this week on NASA Explorers for the countdown, the emotion and, hopefully, the launch.

Let’s launch some science to space!
The day has finally arrived. After years of work, our team of scientists are at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in the hopes of seeing their research liftoff to the International Space Station. Join #NASAExplorers for the countdown, the emotion and, hopefully, the launch.

Congrats! Astronaut Class 2013 completes training! 8 new astronauts ready for assignments.
07/09/2015
NASA’s Newest Astronauts Complete Training

Congrats! Astronaut Class 2013 completes training! 8 new astronauts ready for assignments.

As of July 7, eight new astronauts are ready to help advance scientific research aboard the International Space Station and pave the way for America’s new space launch capabilities and journey to Mars. The four women and four men moving from candidates to the corps were part of the 2013 astronaut cl…

Astronaut candidates Anne McClain and Josh Cassada take measurements of the Earth’s gravitational field during earth sci...
11/05/2014

Astronaut candidates Anne McClain and Josh Cassada take measurements of the Earth’s gravitational field during earth science training in New Mexico

Drew Morgan sketches his geologic map during earth science training in the Rio Grande gorge, New Mexico
11/05/2014

Drew Morgan sketches his geologic map during earth science training in the Rio Grande gorge, New Mexico

Josh Cassada examines a rock specimen during earth science training in Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico
11/05/2014

Josh Cassada examines a rock specimen during earth science training in Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico

The Astronaut Candidate class of 2013 during earth science training in the Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico
11/05/2014

The Astronaut Candidate class of 2013 during earth science training in the Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico

Ascan Christina M. Hammock inside the Soyuz Descent Module where the three crew members sit for launch and re-entry.
07/29/2014

Ascan Christina M. Hammock inside the Soyuz Descent Module where the three crew members sit for launch and re-entry.

Ascan Tyler N. (Nick) Hague inside the Soyuz receiving briefings on its systems and the operations for all phases of fli...
07/29/2014

Ascan Tyler N. (Nick) Hague inside the Soyuz receiving briefings on its systems and the operations for all phases of flight as well.

The Ascans went into the Soyuz for the first time this week!  Tyler N. (Nick) Hague, and above him is the hatch to the O...
07/29/2014

The Ascans went into the Soyuz for the first time this week! Tyler N. (Nick) Hague, and above him is the hatch to the Orbital Module.

Drew Morgan practices replacing a multiplexer/demultiplexer, space station computer.
07/11/2014

Drew Morgan practices replacing a multiplexer/demultiplexer, space station computer.

Drew Morgan and @VicGlover get hands-on training to remove and replace a space station audio terminal unit.
07/11/2014

Drew Morgan and @VicGlover get hands-on training to remove and replace a space station audio terminal unit.

Half of the astronaut candidates are well into their space station systems classes, and that means mastering lots of sch...
04/25/2014

Half of the astronaut candidates are well into their space station systems classes, and that means mastering lots of schematics and technical diagrams. Here is Drew tracing through the power systems design.

2013 Astronaut Class's cover photo
12/23/2013

2013 Astronaut Class's cover photo

12/23/2013
TLA 12 Days of Astronaut Fitness

NASA Astronauts #TrainLikeMike for 12 Days of Fitness in this fun Christmas music video. Happy holidays!

During this busy holiday season, even astronauts find a way to squeeze in fitness activities during their busy days while also making them fun! The NASA Trai...

Biographies of NASA's eight astronaut candidates for 2013 have been posted online. Read more about America's future expl...
12/11/2013
Astronaut Candidates

Biographies of NASA's eight astronaut candidates for 2013 have been posted online. Read more about America's future explorers training to prepare for missions to low-Earth orbit, an asteroid and Mars... http://go.nasa.gov/1d8bpCv

The 2013 astronaut candidate class comes from the second largest number of applications NASA has ever received -- more than 6,100.

“These next generation of explorers will be among those who plan and carry out the first human missions to an asteroid o...
08/20/2013
New Astronaut Candidates Take Center Stage at the Johnson Space Center

“These next generation of explorers will be among those who plan and carry out the first human missions to an asteroid or on to Mars. Their journey begins now, and the nation will be right beside them reaching for the stars.”

America’s eight new astronaut candidates made their first appearance in front of the media today at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

08/19/2013

Tomorrow, NASA will officially introduce the eight members of the 2013 Astronaut Class at Johnson Space Center. Stay tuned here for more details!

JSC2013-E-075124 (12 Aug. 2013) --- Christina Hammock (left) and Jessica Meir receive their swearing in as NASA employee...
08/14/2013

JSC2013-E-075124 (12 Aug. 2013) --- Christina Hammock (left) and Jessica Meir receive their swearing in as NASA employees at the Johnson Space Center on Aug. 12, 2013. The two represent one-fourth of the 2013 class of astronaut candidates who were announced in the spring. The other six candidates were on hand to witness the brief ceremony. Photo credit: NASA

Slideshow video presentations of the eight members of the 2013 Astronaut Class.
06/19/2013
2013 Astronaut Class

Slideshow video presentations of the eight members of the 2013 Astronaut Class.

"These new space explorers asked to join NASA because they know we’re doing big, bold things here -- developing missions to go farther into space than ever before," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

06/18/2013
Announcing the 2013 Astronaut Class

NASA announced on June 17 eight candidates to train for its 2013 astronaut class after an extensive year-and-a-half long search. These new trainees would potentially be the first astronauts to launch on a commercial spacecraft from U.S. soil.

The four men and four women were selected from a pool of over 6,000 applicants. They will train all over the world for possible missions in low-Earth orbit, to an asteroid and Mars.

For more information on the eight astronaut trainees please visit...

http://www.nasa.gov/2013astroclass
http://go.nasa.gov/11KFrWO

The 2013 astronaut candidate class comes from the second largest number of applications NASA has received -- more than 6...
06/17/2013

The 2013 astronaut candidate class comes from the second largest number of applications NASA has received -- more than 6,000. Half of the selectees are women, making this the highest percentage of female astronaut candidates ever selected for a class. The group will receive a wide array of technical training at space centers and remote locations around the globe to prepare for missions to low-Earth orbit, an asteroid and Mars.

The 2013 astronaut candidate class comes from the second largest number of applications NASA has received -- more than 6,000. Half of the selectees are women, making this the highest percentage of female astronaut candidates ever selected for a class. The group will receive a wide array of technical training at space centers and remote locations around the globe to prepare for missions to low-Earth orbit, an asteroid and Mars.

2013 Astronaut Class's cover photo
06/17/2013

2013 Astronaut Class's cover photo

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Since the initial astronaut class of 1959, NASA has selected and trained 330 astronauts. Most recently in 2009, NASA selected nine candidates. The 2013 group is the agency's 21st astronaut class.

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