For the third time since 2009, NASA is holding an online casting call for future astronauts.
"We're on track, I think, to have a record number of applications this time," said Anne Roemer, NASA manager for astronaut selection.
Through Feb. 18, NASA is accepting applications for its 2016 class of astronaut candidates. From the more than 6,000 applications it is expecting to receive, the agency will choose eight to 14 candidates, making one of the toughest jobs there is one of the toughest to get. It's not just having the right stuff today, but having the really right stuff.