Newly minted astronaut Jonny Kim insists he has experienced plenty of failure in his 35 years of life — hard to believe coming from a budding space traveler who's had career stints as a Navy SEAL and practicing physician. We know there are many qualified and deserving candidates out there - we're the lucky ones to represent humanity. Let's work towards a better future for our world and our children. He follows former astronaut Mark Polansky, whose mother is Korean.
SEAL, doctor, astronaut: Jonny Kim goes where few Korean Americans have gone before
NASA Astronaut Jonny Kim on Achievements, Family, Future – NBC 7 San Diego
Jonny Kim was a child he had no idea what he wanted to be when he grew up. High school was one of the worst, most awkward times of his life and he was looking for direction. I felt in between a couple of worlds. On top of that, there were just a lot of things that didn't make me feel confident as a person," Kim told NBC 7. Kim said he remembers "what it's like to be scared to talk to people, to be seen eating a lunch without any friends to hang out with.
Subscriber Account active since. US Navy Lt. A Texas senator said Kim's accomplishments made him feel "horribly, horribly inadequate.
A born-and-raised Californian , Kim enlisted in the United States Navy in the early s before earning a Silver Star and his commission. He completed his astronaut training in and was awaiting a flight assignment with the Artemis program as of December [update]. Jonathan Kim  was born in Los Angeles  in At Santa Monica High School ,  Kim received high grades in his classes, including several Advanced Placements , while participating in swimming and water polo ;  he graduated in