NASA puts out job offer, do you have what it takes?
Krypton Radio Newswire
Do you have what it takes to be the next generation of astronaut? For many of us, the visions of beaming up to a star ship and fighting the Borg (or insert your favorite sci-fi villain here) flash through our star struck minds. But the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are looking for that next batch of real life astronaut candidates, and you have to ask yourself… do you have what it takes?
Many astronauts have shared their love for science fiction, and some have even credited shows like Star Trek as their inspiration for wanting to join up. So who knows, you the sci-fi nerd of today, may be the space hero of tomorrow!
“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen..”
- James A. Lovell – Commander of the Apollo 13
Official NASA Press release:
Nov. 15, 2011 Michael Curie Headquarters, Washington 202-358-1100 email@example.com Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters Johnson Space Center, Houston 281-483-5111 firstname.lastname@example.org MEDIA ADVISORY: 11-385 NASA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE ASTRONAUTS HOUSTON -- Do you dream of flying in space? Now is your chance. NASA is accepting applications for the agency's next class for the Astronaut Candidate Program. Starting today, qualified individuals can submit their applications through the federal government's USAJobs.gov website. Those selected will be among the first to pioneer a new generation of commercial launch vehicles and travel aboard a new heavy-lift rocket to distant destinations in deep space. "For 50 years, American astronauts have led the exploration of our solar system," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "Today we are getting a glimpse of why that will remain true for the next half-century. Make no mistake about it, human space flight is alive and well at NASA." Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in engineering, science or math and three years of relevant professional experience. Successful applicants frequently have significant qualifications in engineering or science; or extensive experience flying high-performance jet aircraft. Educators teaching kindergarten through 12th grade with these minimimum degree requirements also are encouraged to apply. NASA will accept applications through January 27, 2012. After applicant interviews and evaluations, the agency expects to announce the final selections in 2013. Training will begin that summer. For more information about astronaut application and selection and to follow the latest news via NASA accounts on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/flynasa
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