Jasmin Moghbeli, NASA’s Newest Astronaut Recruit

An American – Iranian Cobra pilot Jasmin Moghbeli has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. The New York native earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with Information Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

2017 NASA Astronaut Candidate – Jasmin Moghbeli. Photographer: Robert Markowitz

The 12 astronaut candidates were selected from more than 18,300 applicants, a record number.



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