"The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a need for Astronaut Candidates to support the International Space Station (ISS) Program and future deep space exploration activities.
Some requirements for the job:
- Frequent travel may be required.
- Astronaut candidates will be required to pass a swimming test during the first month of training.
- Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.
- Travel to and from the ISS will be aboard the Russian Soyuz vehicle. Consequently, astronauts must meet the Soyuz size requirements.
Think you’ve got the right stuff? Learn more about the job and apply today."[GD:Post leached in full]
"Job Title: Astronaut Candidate
Department: National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Agency: Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Job Announcement Number:JS12A0001
SALARY RANGE: $64,724.00 to $141,715.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 to Friday, January 27, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0801-11/14
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: Few vacancy(s) in the following locations: Houston, TX View Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.
NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a need for Astronaut Candidates to support the International Space Station (ISS) Program and future deep space exploration activities.
Active duty military personnel are eligible to apply for this position. In addition to applying through USAJobs, active duty military personnel must also submit their application through their respective military service. Military points of contacts can be found at Astronaut Candidate Program.
Astronauts are involved in all aspects of assembly and on-orbit operations of the ISS. This includes extravehicular activities (EVA), robotics operations using the remote manipulator system, experiment operations, and onboard maintenance tasks. Astronauts are required to have a detailed knowledge of the ISS systems, as well as detailed knowledge of the operational characteristics, mission requirements and objectives, and supporting systems and equipment for each experiment on their assigned missions.
Long-duration missions aboard the ISS generally last from 3 to 6 months. Training for long duration missions is very arduous and takes approximately 2 to 3 years. This training requires extensive travel, including long periods away in other countries training with our international partners. Travel to and from the ISS will be aboard the Russian Soyuz vehicle. Consequently, astronauts must meet the Soyuz size requirements, as indicated below. ...
Not that I'm job hunting, but OMG, that's just kind of awesome... The "Full Time - Permanent" kind of made me laugh. I would hope so! Man, we're outsourcing enough of our space program already... lol