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Russia has been forced to extend the application period for those who wish to become cosmonauts due to of a lack of response.

Russia has been forced to extend the application period for those who wish to become cosmonauts due to of a lack of response.

Only 151 applicants responded to this first-ever open astronaut application process in Russia’s history. This contrasts badly with NASA’s recent application call, which received the second highest response ever, 6372 applicants.

More than 6,000 people submitted their applications to NASA last week to become astronauts, the most since 1978.

More than 6,000 people submitted their applications to NASA last week to become astronauts, the most since 1978.

Once again, this is strong evidence that Americans want to explore space, and that there is a market out there for private enterprise to cash in on. NASA doesn’t even have a way to put any of these astronauts into space, and yet, people come out in droves to apply.