“Why are you not like Auntie Yi’s kid?! He works so hard.”
“Did you know that Steve’s kid just got into Harvard? He’s so smart.”
Dr. Jonny Kim and Raja Chari are two impressive Asian Americans who made it into NASA’s 2017 astronaut candidate class, having been chosen from a pool of over 18,000 applicants.
The top 12 astronaut candidates, whose names were announced on Wednesday, will report to Johnson Space Center in Houston in August to complete two years of training.