Some politicians and others have falsely claimed that the U.S. human space flight program is coming to an end.
They forgot to tell NASA.
The agency has posted a recruitment announcement for the astronaut Class of 2013.
The astronauts of the 21st century will help NASA through the next phase of space exploration as we continue the work of U.S. astronauts aboard the International Space Station in cooperation with our international partners; build a new NASA vehicle to enable human deep space exploration; and partner with industry to foster development of a commercial capability for human space flight to low Earth orbit.
The post also notes that in the entire history of NASA, "only 330 astronauts have been selected to date."