Robb Kulin. (Credit: NASA)

An Alaskan was picked for NASA’s 2017 class of astronaut candidates.

Robb Kulin, 33, was one of 12 chosen from more than 18,000 applicants.

Kulin was born and raised in Anchorage. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering, a Master’s in material science and a Doctorate in engineering.

Kulin worked as an ice driller in Antarctica and has been with Space X since 2011.

He’ll train with NASA for two years before getting his shot at space.