She's one of just 12 chosen!

According to KTVB, Kayla Barron, who was born in Pocatello, ID is among the 12 people chosen by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.

Although the 29-year-old considers Richland, WA to be her hometown, it's pretty cool to know an astronaut has ties to Idaho.

Shell begin her two year training in August, then she'll be assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office while awaiting a flight assignment.

Congratulations, Kayla!!!