NASA's 2017 astronaut candidates round up for a group photo on Tuesday at Ellington Field near Johnson Space Center. The 12 pictured are, front row, left to right, Zena Cardman, Jasmin Moghbeli, Robb Kulin, Jessica Watkins, Loral O'Hara; back row, left to right, Jonny Kim, Frank Rubio, Matthew Dominick, Warren Hoburg, Kayla Barron, Bob Hines and Raja Chari. NASA hide caption

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Meet Your Lucky Stars: NASA Announces A New Class Of Astronaut Candidates

This year was one of the most competitive applicant pools in the agency's history. One of the candidates explains what it takes to earn a coveted spot — and why so many want to be an astronaut today.

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NASA's 2017 astronaut candidates round up for a group photo on Tuesday at Ellington Field near Johnson Space Center. The 12 pictured are, front row, left to right, Zena Cardman, Jasmin Moghbeli, Robb Kulin, Jessica Watkins, Loral O'Hara; back row, left to right, Jonny Kim, Frank Rubio, Matthew Dominick, Warren Hoburg, Kayla Barron, Bob Hines and Raja Chari. NASA hide caption

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Meet Your Lucky Stars: NASA Announces A New Class Of Astronaut Candidates

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Making Water

Open Iftar events are held outdoors (weather permitting), and are open to all. Often there are guest speakers and evening prayers, and then everyone —Muslim and non-Muslim alike —breaks bread together. Above, attendees at the first U.S. Open Iftar, held in Portland, Ore., in 2016. Courtesy of Ramadan Tent Project (RTP) Open Iftar in Portland, Ore. hide caption

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Courtesy of Ramadan Tent Project (RTP) Open Iftar in Portland, Ore.

This Dinner Party Invites People Of All Faiths To Break Bread Together

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Karyn Meek, production stage manager for the Tony-nominated musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, describes stage managers as "the hub of the wheel." Jeff Lunden for NPR hide caption

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Stage Managers: You Can't See Them, But Couldn't See A Show Without Them

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Alt.Latino's Favorite Music Of 2017 (So Far)

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Charlene Yurgaitis gets health insurance through Medicaid in Pennsylvania. It covers the counseling and medication she and her doctors say she needs to recover from her opioid addiction. Ben Allen/WITF hide caption

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GOP's Proposed Cuts To Medicaid Threaten Treatment For Opioid Addiction

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In Beatriz at Dinner, Salma Hayek plays Beatriz, a massage therapist who attends a dinner party at the home of her wealthy clients. Lacey Terrell/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Landing Starring Roles At 50, Salma Hayek Enjoys 'Proving Everyone Wrong'

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