Becoming an astronaut has always been a difficult process. (Having an affiliation to OmniNerd can certainly help as our alumni have been at the helm of the official NASA Space Shuttle simulator). With the space shuttle’s retirement, however, NASA is ushering in an entirely new era of requirements for it’s space program and hence it’s astronauts. According to a recent NASA press release, the next generation of astronauts can apply into the program through the standard government job-hunting site USAjobs.gov <— actual application link.
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