Yeah, I'm kind of getting that feel.
The contrived "Only One Person Will Pass This Test And The Rest Of You Hit The Unemployment Line" stuff in previous episodes was bad enough, but now the story writing is just getting stupid. In the manga, this flake
<---------- doesn't show /any/ inclination of being an Astronaut.. yet Nitta, et.al. had to miss out because of him?
We don't really know him and his backstory yet. Also, it's not like Nitta, Kenji, etc. are gone. They just didn't get a chance at participating in the next Lunar mission.