Members of Nasa's newest astronaut class, a group that includes the highest number of women since the program began more than 50 years ago, have been speaking about their selection.
The agency's 21st astronaut class, announced on Monday, includes four women and four men, who made it through a pool of 6,100 applicants, the largest ever. Those who make it through the program will have the opportunity to be on missions to the Earth's orbit, an asteroid and Mars.
"My parents are going to be excited. They know this has been a lifelong goal," said Tyler Hague, 37. "My brothers, as they always do, will give me a hard time."
Hague said it was his third time applying for the program. Since the program began in 1959, 330 people have made it through the selection process.