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HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 07: In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Vice President Mike Pence poses for a group photograph with NASA's 12 new astronaut candidates on June 7, 2017 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. NASA astronaut candidates, standing from left, Robb Kulin, Jonathan Kim, Robert Hines, Warren Hoburg, Matthew Dominick, Kayla Barron, Jessica Watkins, from left kneeling, Francisco Rubio, Loral O'Hara, Jasmin Moghbeli, Zena Cardman, and Raja Chari. After completing two years of training, the new astronaut candidates could be assigned to missions performing research on the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft built by commercial companies, and launching on deep space missions on NASA's new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 07: In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Vice President Mike Pence poses for a group photograph with NASA's 12 new astronaut candidates on June 7, 2017 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. NASA astronaut candidates, standing from left, Robb Kulin, Jonathan Kim, Robert Hines, Warren Hoburg, Matthew Dominick, Kayla Barron, Jessica Watkins, from left kneeling, Francisco Rubio, Loral O'Hara, Jasmin Moghbeli, Zena Cardman, and Raja Chari.  After completing two years of training, the new astronaut candidates could be assigned to missions performing research on the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft built by commercial companies, and launching on deep space missions on NASA's new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)