Next month, 12 new astronaut trainees will arrive in Houston, Texas for two years of intense training to prepare them for future missions into outer space.
One of those people, Warren “Woody” Hoburg, grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from North Allegheny High School.
90.5 WESA’s Liz Reid spoke with Hoburg, from his office at MIT, where he teaches aeronautics and astronautics.
Their conversation has been edited for length and clarity.
LIZ REID: What does it mean to be a part of the astronaut candidate class? What does that involve?