NASA is Hiring Astronauts

Lacking spaceship, agency still recruiting

Nov 16, 2011
Outside Magazine

On Tuesday, NASA launched an unprecedented hiring campaign, announcing openings for astronauts even though the agency no longer has a space shuttle. NASA posted a recruitment video and application to the federal government's hiring website urging interested candidates with a Bachelor's degree in science and three years of related professional experience to apply. NASA officials did not indicate how many astronauts they plan to hire, but a National Research Council report published in September suggested that upcoming retirements would leave the agency with a shortage of spacemen and spacewomen in 2013.

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