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10 Questions About the 2017 Astronaut Class

We will select between eight and 14 new astronaut candidates from among a record-breaking applicant class of more than 18,300, almost three times the number of applications the agency received in 2012 for the recent astronaut class, and far surpassing the previous record of 8,000 in 1978.

The candidates will be announced at an event at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas at 2 p.m. EDT on June 7. You can find more information on how to watch the announcement HERE.

1. What are the qualifications for becoming an astronaut?

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements before submitting an application.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics. 
  • Degree must be followed by at least 3 years of related, progressively responsible, professional experience or at least 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft
  • Ability to pass the NASA Astronaut physical.

For more information, visit: https://astronauts.nasa.gov/content/faq.htm

2. What have selections looked like in the past?

There have been 22 classes of astronauts selected from the original “Mercury Seven” in 1959 to the most recent 2017 class. Other notable classes include:

  • The fourth class in 1965 known as “The Scientists: because academic experience was favored over pilot skills. 
  • The eighth class in 1978 was a huge step forward for diversity, featuring the first female, African American and Asian American selections.
  • The 16th class in 1996 was the largest class yet with 44 members – 35 U.S. astronauts and 9 international astronauts. They were selected for the frequent Space Shuttle flights and the anticipated need for International Space Station crewmembers.
  • The 21st class in 2013 was the first class to have 50/50 gender split with 4 female members and 4 male members.

3. What vehicles will they fly in?

They could be assigned on any of four different spacecraft: the International Space Station, our Orion spacecraft for deep space exploration or one of two American-made commercial crew spacecraft currently in development – Boeing’s CST-199 Starliner or the SpaceX Crew Dragon.

4. Where will they go?

These astronauts will be part of expanded crews aboard the space station that will significantly increase the crew time available to conduct the important research and technology demonstrations that are advancing our knowledge for missions farther into space than humans have gone before, while also returning benefits to Earth. They will also be candidates for missions beyond the moon and into deep space aboard our Orion spacecraft on flights that help pave the way for missions to Mars.

5. What will their roles be?

After completing two years of general training, these astronaut candidates will be considered full astronauts, eligible to be assigned spaceflight missions. While they wait for their turn, they will be given duties within the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center. Technical duties can range from supporting current missions in roles such as CAPCOM in Mission Control, to advising on the development of future spacecraft.

6. What will their training look like?

The first two years of astronaut candidate training will focus on the basic skills astronauts need. They’ll practice for spacewalks in Johnson’s 60-foot deep swimming pool, the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, which requires SCUBA certification. They’ll also simulate bringing visiting spacecraft in for a berthing to the space station using its robotic arm, Canadarm2, master the ins and outs of space station system and learn Russian. 

And, whether they have previous experience piloting an aircraft of not, they’ll learn to fly our fleet of T-38s. In addition, they’ll perfect their expeditionary skills, such as leadership and fellowship, through activities like survival training and geology treks.

7.  What kinds of partners will they work with?

They will join a team that supports missions going on at many different NASA centers across the country, but they’ll also interact with commercial partners developing spaceflight hardware. In addition, they will work with our international partners around the globe: ESA (the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the Russian space agency, Roscosmos.

8. How does the selection process work?

All 18,353 of the applications submitted were reviewed by human resources experts to determine if they met the basic qualifications. Those that did were then each reviewed by a panel of about 50 people, made up primarily of current astronauts. Called the Astronaut Rating Panel, that group narrowed to applicants down to a few hundred of what they considered the most highly qualified individuals, whose references were then checked.

From that point, a smaller group called the Astronaut Selection Board brought in the top 120 applicants for an intense round of interviews and some initial medical screening tests. That group is further culled to the top 50 applicants afterward, who are brought back for a second round of interviews and additional screening. The final candidates are selected from that group.

9. How do they get notified?

Each applicant selected to become an astronaut receives a phone call from the head of the Flight Operations Directorate at our Johnson Space Center and the chief of the astronaut office. They’re asked to share the good news with only their immediate family until their selection has been officially announced.

10. How does the on boarding process work?

Astronaut candidates will report for duty at Johnson Space Center in August 2017, newly fitted flight suits in tow, and be sworn into civil service. Between their selection and their report for duty, they will make arrangements to leave their current positions and relocate with their family to Houston, Texas.

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when cutting onions:

-noct cries and complains about the fact that he’s crying
-prompto cries onto the actual onion
-gladio tears up and asks iggy why he’s doing this when literally anyone else could instead
-iggy doesn’t tear up because he’s a fucking beast

We here at Squid Research Lab deeply appreciate that so many people participated in the Testfire last weekend. Thanks to such a fine group of test subjects, our research is making great progress. We can confirm that Splatoon 2 will include many different features than seen in the Testfire, and we look forward to reporting on these continuous findings leading up to the game’s launch this summer.

Ten reasons why men’s clothes should not have pockets

1. Because the curve of a gentleman’s buttock would be quite ruined if one had to infer it through a lumpy wallet or keyring.
2. Because men sometimes adopt a seated position with their legs far apart, and I think we can all appreciate that if men had pockets this position might cause items to fall out of them and get stuck down the back of subway seats.
3. Because a real man should have on their person at all times at least a wallet, phone, keys, handkerchief, deodorant, electric razor, nasal hair trimmer, map, compass, multitool, selection of fuses, spare batteries, string, testicle buffer and sharp stick, and even if we did put pockets into men’s clothes they would obviously be insufficient to carry all of these items, so really why bother?
4. Because mankind has been carrying stuff since our days in the caves, when cave chaps would heft around rocks to impress the ladies. If there were pockets in men’s clothes, they would lose attractive lifting opportunities.
5. Because these are cost-conscious times, and surely no-one would wish to increase the price of trousers by adding extra frivolous fabric to them?
6. Because gentleman with pockets would be unable to resist the urge to adjust their genitalia in public.
7. Because backpack manufacturers would be put out of business by such a change, this being an economic risk we cannot afford to take in the modern age.
8. Because how better to signify your high-class status than by not carrying anything? There is surely no cheaper way to give the impression that you are a gentleman of such incredible means that you have a servant somewhere nearby whose job it is to gently hold your phone aloft.
9. Because even when empty, a pocket spoils the drape of a good pair of suit trousers, mildly disappointing loin-appreciators everywhere.
10. Because when we offered our test group of men who did not have any clothes a selection of clothes without pockets, most of them took some, and the one who did not was later arrested for indecent exposure, which frankly tells you everything you need to know about him and his ilk.

Since I see a lot of posts and people talk about the mature, dignified and serious things Rhodey does, I’m here to list the dorky things he does. To tell you how much of a big dork my man James is.

1. He sees his friend blow up an F22 and becomes excited, of course asking for new jets but also frickin EXCITED because the suit looked so cool.
2. He swallows a swear when kids are around and makes it into the weirdest word possible.
3. He talks to his suit. He talks to armoured suits.
4. He loves saying Boom! and also making things go boom.
5. He has weekend brunch with his best friend and says he misses him too.
6. He loves being the big gun and having the big gun, bivkering about it with his favourite dork in a frickin garden.
7. He loves his own jokes and stories.
8. When he gets drunk, he gets extra affectionate about his best friend and demands attention only for himself.
9. He talks to his targets , even if they cannot hear him, before he hits them.
10. He talks to his AI.
11. He holds entire conversations with his favourite dork during a congressional meeting just through eyes.
12. He hides his grin when his favourite dork gets sassy.
13. He takes the name that test groups approved but when he gets the name he had found cooler before, he makes it his frickin password. In all caps. And asserts that it rox.
14. He is an absolute dork when he saves someone and tries to tell them that they’re saved.
15. He cockblocks his favourite dork and compares his long time awaited kiss to a gorilla’s.
16. Did I mention LOVES making things go boom.
17. He has one liners for every situation.
18. He absolutely does not cringe to the worst nicknames possible and almost pouts when he’s mad at his favourite dork.
19. He grins at the worst jokes if his favourite people make it.
20. He has absolutely no shame or hesitation to be himself and live with his favourite dork, bickering and teasing like an old married couple.


Today Mob felt extremely stressed at school.

Highly gifted children benefit from explanation as much as their peers

When children have tests at school or when their learning abilities are assessed, they don’t always show their full potential. Exam stress and/or lower metacognition - knowledge that makes learning easier - can cause a child to underperform. This problem can be countered using dynamic tests, where children receive training during the test and their progress is measured to give a better image of their learning capabilities. ‘The general assumption is that gifted children always work to their full potential in such tests and that they don’t need training or explanations,’ development psychologist Bart Vogelaar explains. ‘I’m not sure that assumption is correct.’

Measuring progress

For his PhD research, 522 children aged between five and ten years - 173 highly gifted and 349 averagely gifted - took part in dynamic testing with a so-called learning potential test. The children had to solve analogical reasoning tasks, comprising four boxes with different geometric figures. The first three boxes were filled with figures that changed from one box to the next according to a particular rule, for example, in size or in position. The children had to use analogical reasoning to draw the figure in the last box.

Starting assessment

The test comprised an initial assessment based on a series of tasks, after which the children were given a training session followed by a further set of tasks as a post-assessment. Vogelaar: ‘This kind of test gives a better insight into how well children learn because we are able to measure not only how much they progress on a new task, but also how much and what kind of help they need to achieve this progress.’

Training helps

The test showed that all groups of children made progress, from the starting to the post-measurement, with major individual differences. 'It confirmed that highly gifted children also benefit from explanation and training, and that they don’t always show their full potential in tests.’ Vogelaar concludes from this that dynamic testing gives better insight into the reasoning capabilities and learning process of children - whether or not highly gifted - than conventional testing, such as with an IQ test.  

Equal training and instruction

What really surprised Vogelaar was that the two groups of children were not very different from one another. The test showed that highly gifted children have the same need for instruction as averagely gifted children, and that they exhibited the same degree of progress from the starting to the post-assessment. The highly gifted children started at a higher level of reasoning, but made the same amount of progress as their averagely gifted peers.’ These findings suggest that they learn just as much from the training and instruction as averagely gifted children.

Highly gifted children also need extra support

Schools tend to assume that highly gifted children can manage by themselves and that they do not need any extra support. As a result, they sometimes seem to be forgotten. Vogelaar’s research shows that highly gifted children also need extra learning support. 'The fact that these childen are clever does not mean that they always perform to maximum capacity.’

I am a group studyer; I find I study better, with more focus, and more enjoyably in a group setting (especially in subjects that are tricky for me, like math and science). There are those who would say group studies are useless because it can definitely be super hard to stay on task and not get distracted. However, when you get a group of people together who want to learn and figure out how to be focused (at least most of the time) it can be one of the best study tools I know.

With years of study party practice under my belt, i would like to offer the top 9 things you should know/do to have a successful study party:

1. Call it a study party. Not a study group or anything like that. Set up the expectation that it’s going to be a good time. In my experience, study parties really are fun. In the spirit of the “party” aspect, I always ask people to bring a food or snack or drink to share. We take a snack break midway through or after we’re all too mentally exhausted to go on and eat snacks and talk. It’s a good break and makes it more social and enjoyable.

2. How to organize what you study: I have two main ways we normally go about it

    - Chronological order! Start from the first section/chapter/topic of your subject and move on til you’ve covered the last one. Pros: You cover all the material in a way that builds on itself. This is especially helpful for math. It also ensures you know everything because you cover everything (ideally). I find that this method works well for chapter tests. Cons: It takes a long time. If you start like this every time you study the subject, you become really good at the early stuff and not so good at the most recent topics. I found this to be especially true when studying for AP tests.
    - Trouble spots! Start the group by having everyone write a list of the topics that confuse them. When we study math, I look through my old assignments to find practice problems I put a star next to (I mark the hardest problems with stars). Pros: ideally everyone feels more confident on the areas that they were unsure of. This is a good method when time is a factor. Cons: There will be sections you didn’t study but should have or times you have to backtrack to old sections anyway in order to understand the topic.

3. Teach sections you understand! This is absolutely the best part for me. Explaining a topic to someone else increases your understanding of the topic and helps them at the same time! When you teach, in order to help others understand, you may make connections you hadn’t thought of before. When we go over material chronologically, we split it into sections and assign each person a section to teach. I find it’s beneficial to hear material explained and be able to ask questions, as well as to teach it yourself.

4. Take notes! This is especially important for material that’s confusing to you. It will help you retain everything you go over at the study party. And, when studying or reviewing alone later, it’s important to have notes that you can refer back to.

5. Have a surface to write on/present with! This is more of a recommendation than a requirement, but because I’m a visual learner it’s hugely helpful. Whiteboards are my favorite; you can do practice problems so that everyone can see and without a lot of erasing. Whiteboards were a life saver for us during physics. However, you can do this with a window, mirror, or paper on a clipboard. Personally, I’ve taken over our family’s dining room for study purposes; there’s a whiteboard on the wall (cleverly hidden under a tapestry when not in use) and a big glass table. During study parties, the whiteboard is used for section presentations and important notes. We all write on my glass table when we do practice problems, although some people still prefer paper (to save as notes, to see better, to have more room).

6. If you have a big group, split up! For AP study parties right before the tests, I usually have a larger group and a much larger amount of material to cover. What we usually do is split into groups based on topics. If you need help with Cellular Respiration, go with Joe. Photosynthesis? Go with Fred to the living room. Reconvene at break and (if you can) at the end for maximum togetherness and a good overall review.

7. Use demonstrations, props, mnemonics, stories, etc! Be creative! Make connections! When studying for physics, my friends and I used a slinky to simulate standing waves and went outside and made ripples in the pool to better understand those topics. Figure out ways that help you visualize and memorize important things. With all your minds working together, you’re sure to come up with some stellar ideas.

8. Let it be an open invite!  I invite my close friends or my good classmate pals to my study parties, but there have been multiple occasions in which someone heard about the study party and asked if they could come. I’m very glad I said yes because those people were perhaps the most motivated of the group. The courage it takes to ask to be included and seek out learning opportunities is a good indication of work ethic and a desire to learn and do well.

9. Enjoy it! I can be a little bit of a control freak occasionally but study parties would be super lame if I spent the whole time trying to control everyone else. It’s okay to relax and enjoy the company of the people you’re with. I can honestly say that some of my fondest school memories are the times we’ve all gotten together to study. But do your best to stay focused! It’s rewarding and effective when you can all come together with the same goal and help each other learn.

I wish you all the very best of luck! If you have any more questions or stories/tips to share, don’t hesitate to share! :) xo