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New Astronaut Apps Opening At JSC

Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:00 am

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5146727.html

A chance to really shoot for the stars
NASA looking to hire 10 to 15 new astronauts


By MARK CARREAU
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle


NASA posted a hiring notice for new astronauts Tuesday, seeking for the first time in almost 30 years men and women to fly aboard spacecraft other than the shuttle.

The pilots, scientists, engineers and educators that NASA recruits will train primarily for three- to six-month missions aboard the international space station. However, some could be among those who stroll on the surface of the moon as part of NASA's plan to return human explorers to the lunar surface by 2020 aboard the shuttle fleet's successor spacecraft.

"Yes, I think it's quite likely," said Ellen Ochoa, who supervises NASA's astronaut corps as the director of flight crew operations at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The space agency's help-wanted notice for 10 to 15 new space fliers was posted Tuesday on www.usajobs.com, the federal government's employment Web site.
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RE: New Astronaut Apps Opening At JSC

Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:57 am

Hmmmm....  scratchchin 

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RE: New Astronaut Apps Opening At JSC

Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:57 pm

I am sending an application as are two of my friends (no joke). Might as well put my pilot training, physics, and former military background out there with the 10,000 others and give it a shot. All they can say is no.

The sad part in my mind is the negative blogging and forum posts the story is getting around the net.

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RE: New Astronaut Apps Opening At JSC

Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:15 am

Quoting Lt-AWACS (Reply 2):
The sad part in my mind is the negative blogging and forum posts the story is getting around the net.

Any links? That's just ridiculous.

Quoting Lt-AWACS (Reply 2):
I am sending an application as are two of my friends (no joke). Might as well put my pilot training, physics, and former military background out there with the 10,000 others and give it a shot. All they can say is no.

Absolutely. I don't have the qualifications, so I'm SOL, but if you're eligible, why not?

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RE: New Astronaut Apps Opening At JSC

Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:35 am

Well, for a start go to the Houston Chronicle, and Orlando Sentt newspapers and read the forums attached to the articles. people's comments are sad in a way.

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