Archive for September 19th, 2007

2007.09.19

So You Want To Be an Astronaut?

Via Slashdot comes the news that NASA is looking to hire 10 – 15 brand new astronauts. Awesome!

The pilots, scientists, engineers and educators that NASA recruits will train primarily for three- to six-month missions aboard the international space station. However, some could be among those who stroll on the surface of the moon as part of NASA’s plan to return human explorers to the lunar surface by 2020 aboard the shuttle fleet’s successor spacecraft.

The requirements are that you’re a US citizen between 5’2″ and 6’3″ with at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering, biological or physical science, or mathematics and vision correctable to 20/20. The deadline for application appears to be next July 1st. Alas, this is too soon for me to get that second bachelor’s degree… If I could even make up my mind which one to get.

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