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What Is It Like to Become an Astronaut?

Colonel Terry Virts always knew he wanted to be a pilot or an astronaut. He had pictures of galaxies and planes on his walls as a child. He never thought he could actually become an astronaut, but he did the things he had to do to qualify. He got a mathematics degree, went into the Air Force, and eventually became a test pilot. In 2000, he was accepted to the astronaut candidate program. As an active astronaut with the U.S. Space Program -- the National Aeronautics and Space...

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