Congrats Astronaut Class of 2017!
5 women, 7 men. Decent ratio there! The last class was 50 / 50.
3 minorities out of 12. They did better than the last class (which was 1 out of 8, in 2013).
In case you missed it, we just announced the Astronaut Class of 2017! Our 12 new astronaut candidates were chosen from more than 18,300 applicants, more than double the previous record of 8,000 set in 1978. Get to know them: https://nasa.tumblr.com/…/16155…/meet-americas-newastronauts