Space Shuttle

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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." Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading