Why are so many astronauts from Ohio?

Our Answer

Ohio is the state of flight and the Wright Brothers came from Ohio. There is an Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Because of this it is easier to get flight experience and training.
86% of Ohio astronauts have commercial flight or being a pilot experience.

fun facts!
Only 5 women astronauts are from Ohio and Ohio astronauts do not have much diversity. Also 32% of Ohio Astronauts have flown on a shuttle. Ohio has only had 3 moon flights. Neil Armstrong’s footprints are still on the moon. John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are from Ohio, Just so you know 26 male astronauts are from Ohio and there are 31 or so astronauts from Ohio State.