NC State grad training to become a NASA astronaut

November 12, 2014 | WNCN

A North Carolina native and N.C. State University grad is one of eight people training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to go to become an astronaut. Christina Hammock, 34, of Jacksonville, was 1 of 8 candidates selected from more than 6,100 applicants to train as an astronaut. She earned two bachelor of science degrees in electrical engineering and physics, and a master of science degree in electrical engineering.