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Across the Generations

A group of Japanese astronauts and astronaut applicants, all members of a mailing list called

Pushing to the Limit

Pushing to the Limit

Images from final phases of Kaguya

Images from final phases of Kaguya

Deep Inside Europa

In 1995, 572 astronaut applicants were narrowed down to 125 based on their resumes and English scores, then down to 48 based on paper exams and brief medical checks. These 48 candidates went through a week of comprehensive medical checks and job interviews.

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

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