NASA is Hiring Astronauts

Lacking spaceship, agency still recruiting

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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