Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Cool Job of the Day: Asteroid Miner

blastr - Want to be an asteroid miner? James Cameron is hiring now!

A few months ago, James Cameron announced that he's investing in a staggeringly ambitious scheme to mine asteroids. Now the company behind the project, Planetary Resources, is taking job applications. Wanna mine space rocks?

Chris Lewicki, the president of Planetary Resources, announced that the company's hiring paid interns in an email to supporters Monday.

"Do you want to be an Asteroid Miner?

"Well, here's your chance!

"We're looking for passionate college students for
paid coop positions to help us mine asteroids
this spring and summer...

"If you love space and want to contribute directly to
the development of the next generation of space
exploration technologies, we want to hear from you
(or from anyone you know that you think would be

Sadly, the company's really only looking for juniors and seniors in college studying things like aerospace engineering and computer science with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Plus, you have to be willing to relocate to Bellevue, Wash., from January to August of next year. ..."

So if I quit my job today and go to college I can apply for this in 3-4 years? hum... :P

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