US Army major from Spokane among new NASA trainees

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Associated Press

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:30 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. Army major from Spokane has been named one of NASA's eight new astronaut trainees.

KING-TV reports (http://www.king5.com ) 34-year-old Anne C. McClain is a graduate of West Point and a helicopter pilot. She also recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.

NASA announced Monday she will start her training in August with seven others, including three other women.

The candidates will be trained for low-Earth orbit, as well as missions to asteroids and Mars.

McClain also studied at the University of Bath and the University of Bristol, both in the United Kingdom.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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