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NASA looking for astronauts for Mars mission

NASA looking for astronauts for Mars mission

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NASA is accepting applications through Feb. 18 for astronaut candidates who want to be among the first humans to land on Mars.

The agency expects to announce candidate finalists in mid-2017. If chosen, the new astronauts might fly on any of four different U.S. spacecraft during their careers: the International Space Station, two commercial spacecraft currently in development by U.S. companies, and NASA's Orion deep-space exploration vehicle.

"NASA is on an ambitious journey to Mars and we're looking for talented men and women from diverse backgrounds and every walk of life to help get us there," said NASA Administrator and...