In its search for new astronauts, NASA has turned to the web. For the first time in almost thirty years, the cash-strapped, Google-loving bureaucrats are looking for men and women to ride into space on a U.S. craft other than the Shuttle - so they've posted a notice to Usajobs.com, "your one-stop source for federal jobs and …
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I dunno 'bout this "set foot on the moon 12 years from now" crap.
But if they want to fire me off on a 12 year round trip to Barnard's star, starting in 12 months, then we can talk.
Go large or go home, I say.
Going to the moon is so 60's. We should be on Mars by now.
If space travel is ever to become routine
they're going to have to test its effect on the average person. I will be happy to volunteer, as being 40 pounds overweight makes me fairly representative.
thought it would take 50 years to get to Barnard's star using project daedulus tech?
If you're going to Barnard's Star, just hitch a lift from the Vogons... you'd be there in minutes.
Provided you don't get chucked out of an airlock or have the Vogon Captain read poetry at you first...