Calling all future astronauts: NASA wants to hear from you

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye walks past a NASA logo during a tour of projects and programs that are underway at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in Greenbelt, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(WISH) – If your dream is to become an astronaut, now is your chance.

In a promotional video that appeared on Twitter NASA asked people if they had what it takes to apply for the astronaut program.

“I’m Charlie Bolden. NASA is on a journey to Mars, and we’re recruiting the next generation of space pioneers. Think you’ve got what it takes? We want you to apply for NASA’s astronaut program,” Charles Bolden NASA Administrato said in the video posted on Twitter.

NASA went into more detail on Instagram and Twitter Wednesday, using the hashtag “Be an Astronaut.”

The agency says it selects qualified astronaut candidates from what it calls a diverse pool of U.S. citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds.

Applications will be accepted from Dec.14 through mid-February. NASA is expected to announce its newest astronaut candidates in 2017.

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