Coloradan joins NASA’s new astronaut class

December 15, 2021
NASA Astronaut Candidate Nichole AyersNASA Astronaut Candidate Nichole AyersCourtesy: NASA/Robert Markowitz
NASA Astronaut Candidate Nichole Ayers from Divide, Colo.

Colorado is minting another astronaut who might one day walk on the moon. Air Force Major Nichole Ayers is one of 10 people in NASA’s newest class of candidates. She was selected from a pool of 12,000 applicants. Ayers is from Divide, which is near Colorado Springs and she attended the Air Force Academy.