Now’s your chance! NASA is hiring! Hiring Astronauts! To go into space!
Its not something you can expect to hear very often, if ever again. NASA is hiring 9-15 astronauts to help out on the International Space Station.
Getting this job is no walk in the park. After reading the job requirements, I don’t think I know anyone even remotely qualified (sorry guys). Besides needing a degree in Engineering, Math, Physical Science, or Biological Science, you also have to have either… logged 1,000 hours piloting a jet plane, have a doctorate in any of the above mentioned fields, or have 3 years under your belt as an astronaut, or something very similar to already being an astronaut. And that’s not to mention the physical tests and training required. Oh, and you can’t be shorter than 5’2″ or taller than 6’3″.
It would take a life time to prepare for this once in a lifetime opportunity. And now for those few people who stuck with it, it might just pay off.
If you’re one of those people, you probably already know where to apply, and have probably already started on it (the posting just went up yesterday). But for anyone else who’s curious, here’s the link to the application…
All applications must be turned in by January 27th, 2012.
If there was ever a moment in a person’s life where they wish they maybe hadn’t given up on that childhood dream…oh well, back to loitering around the Planetarium.
Good luck to all the applicants!