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Applicants Must Possess The Right Stuff

In the interest of providing resources to our readers in search of employment opportunities, herewith, a press release of interest:


HOUSTON — In early November, NASA will seek applicants for its next class of astronaut candidates who will support long-duration missions to the International Space Station and future deep space exploration activities.

“For scientists, engineers and other professionals who have always dreamed of experiencing spaceflight, this is an exciting time to join the astronaut corps,” said Janet Kavandi, director of flight crew operations at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. “This next class will support missions to the station and will arrive via transportation systems now in development. They also will have the opportunity to participate in NASA’s continuing exploration programs that will include missions beyond low Earth orbit.”

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A bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or math and three years of relevant professional experience are required in order to be considered. Typically, successful applicants have significant qualifications in engineering or science, or extensive experience flying high-performance jet-aircraft.

After applicant interviews and evaluations, NASA expects to announce the final selections in 2013, and training to begin that August.

Additional information about the Astronaut Candidate Program is available by calling the Astronaut Selection Office at 281-483-5907.


Matt Mira, get your resume in order. The application window opens in early November.

HT: Geekosystem

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  1. R. Kyle Norris says:

    Now I just need a time machine so I could go back and have the necessary qualifications already. If only.

  2. Hickspy says:

    Well if anyone should be allowed to pull the dick move of “must have ___ years experience”, it’s NASA.

  3. Kevin says:

    Awesome, I want to be an astronaut.