More than 1.6 million people have signed up to join an exclusive class of US Naval cadets who will soon begin serving in space.
In a video posted to LinkedIn’s Space Channel earlier this month, the U.S. Navy’s Undersea Warfare Center said that it had received applications from about 3,500 cadets in four different geographic locations across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The cadets will begin arriving in the U-2 space plane next month.
LinkedIn Space is a platform for people to apply for the U.-2 space program, which is designed to be a permanent home for space missions.
The US Navy is interested in cadets with advanced degrees in aeronautical engineering, astronautics, astronaut mechanics, astronaut systems and space technologies, among others.
A total of 1,918 applicants were interviewed to date, and all were accepted into the program, according to LinkedIn.
The US Navy currently has about 3.3 million cadets from 18 states, according the Navy.
The program has not yet started.
The program is one of many for students in space and is being funded by a $2 billion contract with the US Department of Defense.
The Navy hopes that its space program will boost military research and development by bringing the military closer to the outer space.
The Navy recently began accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Space Flight Capability Test Program, which will include astronauts, space stations and more space hardware and services.
The Defense Department has awarded a total of $1.3 billion to the Navy to fund the program through 2021.