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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 »

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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