Xinhua News AgencyDecember 10, 2013 08:30
BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- China has recruited six aquanaut cadets, including two women, as a reserve force for its future submersible missions, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) announced on Tuesday.
The newly recruited cadets, who are between the ages of 23 and 28, have been selected from candidates across the country in a public recruitment campaign that kicked off on July 2.
The cadets are China's second cohort of aquanaut cadets. They will begin a two-year training program in 2014 and graduate as aquanauts if they pass evaluations in 2016, according to the SOA.