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How do six figures, staying fit at work, an opportunity to finally use your master’s degree and the chance for distant (very distant) travel sound? Slightly better than stocking cans at Trader Joe’s, at least. NASA is hiring new astronauts! “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,” says the ad (One of? What federal government job is better than going into fraking space? Does Health and Human Services have a TARDIS??). The salary ranges from the surprisingly low $64,000 up to $141,000, and you get to hitch a ride with the Russians up to the International Space Station. The requirements sound oddly attainable too: some advanced degrees, some experience, good vision. But, wait, you’d have to move to Houston. Ugh. Might have better luck waiting for The Doctor to offer a ride.

via WNYC’s Jody Avirgan.

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