Now’s your chance! NASA announced today that it’s accepting candidates for the 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class. According to today’s a press release, those selected for the class could end up on long-duration stays on the International Space Station, and might go to the moon.
What does it take to be an astronaut? Let’s let the chainsmokers in short-sleeve dress shirts with skinny ties and pocket protectors tell you:
To be considered, a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or math and three years of relevant professional experience are required. Typically, successful applicants have significant qualifications in engineering or science, or extensive experience flying high-performance jet aircraft. Teaching experience, including work at the kindergarten through 12th grade level, is considered qualifying. Educators with the appropriate educational background are encouraged to apply.