Got the Right Stuff?

Hey Nerd Ladies and Gents – NASA is recruiting astronaut candidates now until January 27th. Do you have what it takes? Beyond the degree in engineering, mathematics or the physical sciences, being an astronaut requires

“…at least 3 years of related, progressively responsible, professional experience OR at least 1,000 hours pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft…master’s degree = 1 year of experience, doctoral degree = 3 years of experience. Teaching experience, including experience at the K – 12 levels, is considered to be qualifying experience for the Astronaut Candidate position; therefore, educators are encouraged to apply.”

Also, since the space shuttle is no more, astronauts will be required to fly in the Soyuz space vehicle so you must “meet the anthropometric requirements for both the Soyuz vehicle and the extravehicular activity mobility unit (space suit)”.

Sadly, I don’t make the grade. Although I am quite tiny. Le sigh. One day, Space, I will walk in you.

[Via USAJobs.gov.]

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