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For first time in decades, astronaut quits NASA training

/ 11:40 AM August 29, 2018

WASHINGTON, United States – For the first time in five decades, a NASA astronaut candidate has resigned from training, the US space agency said Tuesday.

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Robb Kulin resigned from NASA effective August 31 for personal reasons, spokeswoman Brandi Dean said, declining to provide further details.

It’s not an easy gig to get — some 18,000 people routinely seek the 12 spots that open each year.

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Kulin, who joined his class sounding upbeat, is the first would-be astronaut to leave training since a resignation in 1968. /cbb

TOPICS: Astronaut, Astronomy, NASA
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