Until recently, the odds of getting a job as a full time astronaut that actually travel into space were incredibly slim: most candidates are not only ranked military officers and trained fighter pilots, but had Ph.Ds in the sciences, inpeccable physical health, have a body of a certain size, shape, and weight, pass a trillion tests, to only have a few go into space each year.
All that’s still true, but a game-changing want ad just posted: Richard Branson’s Virgin group is branching out into space travel, and they’re hiring. Virgin is seeking the very first commercial pilot-astronauts to test and eventually fly missions to space.
Think you’ve got what it takes? Check out the qualifications, then head to Careers.Virgin to apply. If you get in, please take photos.