Kayla Barron, 29, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from Richland, Washington. She was a member of first class of women in the submarine warcraft community.
Zena Cardman, 29, a graduate research fellow at Penn State from Williamsburg, Virginia. She studies marine sciences on a National Science Foundation grant, and she's worked at NASA before as a researcher on some of their missions.
Raja Chari, 39, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He directs the F-35 Integrated Test Force, which has been involved in developing the new stealth fighter for U.S. military use.
Matthew Dominick, 35, Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy from Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Recently, he's been in Japan and at sea onboard the USS Ronald Reagan in the Western Pacific.
Bob Hines, 42, a research pilot at the NASA Johnson Space Center from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He's already been at NASA for five years, after serving in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves for 18 years.
Woody Hoburg, 31, an assistant professor at MIT from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to leading a research group at MIT, he had worked as a private pilot with wilderness search and rescue experience.
Jonny Kim, 33, a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital from Los Angeles, California. He earned a Silver and a Bronze Star while operating as a Navy SEAL — and then he got a math degree and went to Harvard Medical School.
Robb Kulin, 33, launch chief engineer for SpaceX from Anchorage, Alaska. Before coming to SpaceX, his jobs ranged from a commercial fisherman in Alaska to an ice driller in Antarctica.
Jasmin Moghbeli, 33, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps from Baldwin, New York. She's the only incoming astronaut from the Marine Corps, and currently tests H-1 helicopters.
Loral O'Hara, 34, a research engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from Sugarland Texas. She's previously worked with NASA as a student in the KC-135 Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunity Program, NASA Academy, and as an intern at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Frank Rubio, 41, a major in the U.S. army from Miami, Florida. He's served as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot and as a surgeon.
Jessica Watkins, 29, a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology from Lafayette, Colorado. She's worked on Mars-related projects with NASA in the past, and as Kelly quipped, "We hope to send her to Mars one day, folks."
- U.S. citizen
- earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a STEM field
- at least 3 years of related experience (or 1000 hours of pilot-in-command time on a jet aircraft)