5.3K likes. NASA Astronaut Jonny Kim. I remember Jonny Kim as a new guy at SEAL Team 3 and later when he checked into sniper school at the old bunker complex south of Coronado, California. The U.S. Embassy in Seoul said Kim is the first Korean-American to make the cut. It was June 2017 when Kim was one of twelve people chosen to join NASA Astronaut Group 22. Navy SEAL. Kim, whose parents emigrated from South Korea to Southern California in the early 1980s, is the first NASA astronaut of full Korean descent. According to NASA, Kim will work in the Astronaut Office while awaiting a flight assignment with the Artemis program. A record-setting 18,000 applicants recently applied to join the ranks as a NASA astronaut. Physician. He reported for duty on 21 August 2017, and graduated from training on 10 January 2020. Jonny Kim Is The SEAL-Mathematician-Doctor-Astronaut We Desperately Need Right Now With a resume that reads like fiction, it's pretty clear that this dude belongs in space. Blessed husband and father. NASA Astronaut.