NBC 12 News: NASA recently released a statement saying that it has received a record-breaking 18,300 applications from people who want to enter the astronaut candidate program. This is the program every astronaut who flies into space has to complete.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott is working to train the next generation of astronauts, and the growing attention to space flight has a lot of students and faculty excited.
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