Photos: NASA's 2013 Astronaut Class in Pictures

Introduction of the 2013 Astronaut Class

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JSC Director Ellen Ochoa introduces the eight members of the 2013 astronaut class. Photo tweeted August 20, 2013.

NASA's Newest Members of the 2013 Astronaut Class

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NASA's newest members of the 2013 astronaut class were introduced to the media at a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, on August 20, 2013

The Astronaut Class of 2013 Takes Media Questions

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NASA's 2013 astronaut class members take questions from the media at Johnson Space Center on August 20, 2013.

The Eight Members of NASA's 2013 Astronaut Class

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The eight members of NASA's astronaut class of 2013 pose for an informal portrait on August 20, 2013.

NASA's 2013 Class of Astronauts

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NASA's 2013 class of astronauts include a diverse group of people from a variety of backgrounds. Get to know the newest batch of U.S. space travelers in this SPACE.com gallery. [Read the Full Story]

Astronaut Candidate Josh A. Cassada

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NASA's astronaut candidates for 2013, including Josh A. Cassada, were announced on June 17, 2013. Cassada, 39, has a Ph. D. and is originally from White Bear Lake, Minn. Cassada is a former naval aviator who holds an undergraduate degree from Albion College, and advanced degrees from the University of Rochester, N.Y. Cassada is a physicist by training and currently is serving as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Quantum Opus. [Read the Full Story]

Astronaut Candidate Victor J. Glover

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NASA's astronaut candidates for 2013, including Victor J. Glover, were announced on June 17, 2013. Glover, 37, is a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, hails from Pomona, Calif., and Prosper, Texas. He is an F/A-18 pilot and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. Glover holds degrees from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Air University and Naval Postgraduate School. He currently is serving as a Navy Legislative Fellow in the U.S. Congress. [Read the Full Story]

Astronaut Candidate Tyler N. Hague

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NASA's astronaut candidates for 2013, including Tyler N. Hague, were announced on June 17, 2013. Hague (Nick), 37, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force, calls Hoxie, Kan., home. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards, Calif. Hague currently is supporting the Department of Defense as Deputy Chief of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. [Read the Full Story]

Astronaut Candidate Christina M. Hammock

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NASA's astronaut candidates for 2013, including Christina M. Hammock, were announced on June 17, 2013. Hammock, 34, calls Jacksonville, N.C. home. Hammock holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. She currently is serving as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Station Chief in American Samoa. [Read the Full Story]

Astronaut Candidate Nicole Aunapu Mann

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NASA's astronaut candidates for 2013, including Nicole Aunapu Mann, were announced on June 17, 2013. Mann, 35, Major, U.S. Marine Corps, originally is from Penngrove, Calif. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Stanford (Calif.) University and the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Md. Mann is an F/A 18 pilot, currently serving as an Integrated Product Team Lead at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River. [Read the Full Story]

Astronaut Candidate Anne C. McClain

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NASA's astronaut candidates for 2013, including Anne C. McClain, were announced on June 17, 2013. McClain, 34, Major, U.S. Army, lists her hometown as Spokane, Wash. She is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; the University of Bath and the University of Bristol, both in the United Kingdom. McClain is an OH-58 helicopter pilot, and a recent graduate of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River. [Read the Full Story]

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