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NASA Asks: Do You Have The Right Stuff?
2011-11-16 10:42:02

[ Watch The Video ] NASA is now accepting applications for the agency´s next class of its Astronaut Candidate Program. There´s only one problem: NASA no longer has a spaceship and is sending fewer astronauts into space at the moment. But that should not deter qualified individuals from signing up. Starting today, you can logon to USAJobs.gov and submit your application. Those selected will be among the first to pioneer a new generation of commercial space vehicles and travel...

2011-11-15 04:13:05

News media representatives are invited to attend a public announcement of NASA's process for selecting its next class of astronauts. The event starts at 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Webb auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the event live. NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Jeri Buchholz, Flight Crew Operations Director Janet Kavandi and five members of the recently...

NASA To Begin Hunt For New Astronauts
2011-10-04 10:05:47

NASA announced that it will soon be seeking applicants for its next class of potential astronauts to partake in long-duration missions to the International Space Station (ISS) and future deep space flights.  The application process will effectively open in early November, marking a new age in space missions after the retirement of the decades-old space shuttle program earlier this summer. Even though the shuttle will never fly again, and astronauts now having to rely on Russia to...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'