Just 355 individuals, alive or dead, have actually ever had the ability to state “I’m a NASA astronaut.”

NASA has 38 astronauts on deck all set to wear today in the astronaut corps, and another 317 Americans have actually either retired or passed away.

The hard-to-get gig isn’t practically being world popular and being in rocketships, however. Astronauts likewise need to remain in severe shape, act as area repair work teams, and end up being laboratory researchers (and laboratory rats) while they’re swimming amongst the stars.

And for whatever factor, no other city produces American astronauts rather like Cleveland, Ohio. According to a 2018 roundup of astronaut bios from task website AdView, Cleveland has actually produced a minimum of 8 NASA astronauts, more than any other American city.

It does make some sense. Cleveland is the second-largest city in Ohio, it’s the exact same state where the Wright Brothers got their start developing a few of the really first gliders, and it’s where Apollo 11 crewmember Neil Armstrong– the very first guy to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969– was born in the small town of Wapakoneta (a location which can most likely be blamed for his “one little action furrah guy” mix-up on the moon: Midwesterners like Armstrong often smush their words together, making the word “a” nearly vanish in their mouth.)

Ohio as an entire fares remarkably well at producing astronauts. A minimum of 21 NASA astronauts have actually originated from the state, according to the AdView count.

The only US states that have actually produced more astronauts are New york city (29 astronauts), California (27 astronauts), and Texas (22 astronauts). Houston, Texas is the house of NASA objective control

Have a look at a few of the cities that have actually spit out the most astronauts, consisting of Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia:

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Cities that produce the most astronauts:

New York City, New York City (11)

Cleveland, Ohio (8)

Boston, Massachusetts (7)

Chicago, Illinois (7)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6)

Baltimore, Maryland (5)

Miami, Florida (4)

San Diego, California (4)

Washington D.C. (4)

Los Angeles, California (4)

Dallas, Texas (3)

Denver, Colorado (3)

Grand Rapids, Michigan (3)

Indianapolis, Indiana (3)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3)

San Antonio, Texas (3)

Syracuse, New York City (3)