NASA Astronaut Wrote A Limerick To Get Hired [VIDEO]

And he recites it for the press.


The job market is fiercely competitive. Even to land a minimum-wage gig at Walmart, you can face odds that are as steep as getting into an Ivy League college. Still, you might be surprised by what was required to get hired as an astronaut in the NASA's Class of 2013.

The four men and four women hired by NASA as astronaut candidates not only had "exhaustive" medical and fitness tests and a deep analysis of their science, engineering and flight experiences, notes Space.com. They also had to do "a massive amount of writing" on their application and were asked to compose "compose a tweet, a limerick or a haiku," Lt. Commander Victor Glover, one of the eight new hires, said at a press conference. What did Glover write? At the press conference, the 37-year-old recited his limerick:

"My eyes fixed off gazing into space
My mind in awe of the human race
This is all dizzying to me
Because I gave so much blood and pee
Happy to be here .....
The colonoscopy place."


"And that is funny if you had to go through this interview process, specifically the medical testing," Glover explained.

Of course, the rigorous application process is considered well worthwhile. NASA is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government.


HT/Space.com

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entheoscht

Soooo....NASA is so hard up for astronauts that they will hire someone for a lousy limerick??

"There once was a man from Nantucket..."

SEND ME TO THE MARS!!

August 26 2013 at 2:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mike

That was funny chas and dot, but you are correct . they do look alike

August 26 2013 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chas and dot

Maybe this will be the son that Obama never had . An astronaut, and not a gang banging thug that went around beating up people

August 26 2013 at 10:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
burbtan2

Great, another mindless story by The Huff Post. We eirw inundated with Trevon "hate crime" for weeks. Anyone heard anything on Huff about Australian Chris Lane? Look him up and see a TRUE hate crime that was committed. Shame on you Huff Post, Al, Jessie, and the rest of the race baiters.

August 26 2013 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bartab86

That limerick is absolutely horrible! This is the best NASA has? No wonder why we can't get any funding for new missions.

August 26 2013 at 10:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JIM SCALICI

Citsitra.... ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS? They hired him because he's black? Sham on you. You have the nerve to have a Yankee Symbol and your claiming alliance to NY...yet you are obviously a racist ass. What are your qualifications to go up in space? Lighting your bong doesn't count... MORON!

August 26 2013 at 9:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
citsitra

I think we all know how he got picked! They just needed another Black Astronaut. What's the big mistery???? How stupid does this government think we all are? Pretty stupid I guess...we voted for all those idiots in Washington as well as the dope in the White House!!! I'm going to go and work on a Limerick for that one.

August 26 2013 at 9:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Vondrazy

maybe he'll be brave enough to tell the world what most of us already know. That this whole thing is designed to keep the simple, simple.

August 26 2013 at 9:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J M Heart

Hi everyone!

August 26 2013 at 7:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
stengernc

A wiz in space can be interesting to face
For gravity is never in place
A spot here and there will last forever
because doing it is a major endeavor.

August 26 2013 at 7:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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rll767

There are many idiots here on the ground
That they are truly easily found
So if they decide to send the worst of the human race
Obviously you'll certainly be launched into space!

August 26 2013 at 9:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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