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13 Jobs You Thought You Wanted

13 Jobs You Thought You Wanted

'You like sleep? This is not the career for you.'

Reddit users tell you why you shouldn't enter their chosen career field. From doctors to photographers to aerospace engineers, every job has its hated aspects. Read More »

NASA Astronaut Wrote A Limerick To Get Hired [VIDEO]

And he recites it for the press.

NASA's new hires reveal just what it takes to get the coveted spot. Read More »

From Waitressing to Dream Job At NASA: How One Mom Did It

From Waitressing to Dream Job At NASA: How One Mom Did It

"I'm a 35-year-old mother of three in my third marriage, working as a waitress, and have... Read More »

Ex-NASA Workers Still Struggle To Find Jobs A Year After Program Ends

Ex-NASA Workers Still Struggle To Find Jobs A Year After Program Ends

By Mike Schneider TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- A year after NASA ended the three-decade-long U.S. space shuttle program, thousands of formerly well-paid engineers and other workers around the Kennedy Space Center are still struggling to find jobs to replace the careers that flourished when shuttles blasted off from... Read More »

NASA Looks To Hire New Astronauts

NASA Looks To Hire New Astronauts

It pays between $64,724 to $141,715 a year, and it lets you travel to the most exotic locales imaginable. The only catch is that along with requiring a technical background, preferably in the form of an advanced degree, candidates should have "at least 1,000 hours pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft." Read More »

Women Say They Should Go To Mars

Women Say They Should Go To Mars

"That's one small step for woman, one giant leap for womankind." At the Women and Mars Conference in Washington D.C. last week, leading women from NASA and other space-related technology giants gathered to make a point. Women had to be present, they agreed, on such an enormous milestone for humanity as the... Read More »

Wanted: Astronauts; Missing: U.S. Rocket To Fly Them

Wanted: Astronauts; Missing: U.S. Rocket To Fly Them

By Seth Borenstein WASHINGTON (AP) -- Looking for a job? NASA is hiring astronauts. You can even apply online at a giant government jobs website. There's only one hitch: NASA doesn't have its own spaceship anymore and is sending fewer fliers into orbit right now. Read More »

As Shuttle Program Continues Wind-Down, Layoffs Skyrocket

As Shuttle Program Continues Wind-Down, Layoffs Skyrocket

When Atlantis successfully completed its mission last month, it brought to an end NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program and thousands of jobs. Many of those positions ended in advance of the program's end this summer, but the bloodletting hasn't ceased just yet. Read More »

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