The International Space Station (ISS) crew member US astronaut Donald Pettit waves as he boards the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft in the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, on December 21, 2011. The crew including US astronaut Donald Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers is to blast off for the ISS in a Russian Soyuz space craft today AFP PHOTO / POOL /SHAMIL ZHUMATOV (Photo credit should read SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images)
If you you're looking for a job, how does this sound? It's a government position with great benefits and a starting salary of around 100 thousand a year. But it requires some travel to far away places... Really far away places. NASA is looking to hire a few new astronauts. They'd man missions to the International Space Station - and maybe one day be part of flights into deep space.
Rex Walheim veteran astronaut with NASA.
Think you've got what it takes? Apply here (and if you get the job, tell us all about life in space!)