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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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  2. E

    Aaahhh...

    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.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Moon Landing

    Going to the moon is so 60's. We should be on Mars by now.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    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.

  5. Stuart Tomlinson

    12 years?

    thought it would take 50 years to get to Barnard's star using project daedulus tech?

  6. Matt

    Hyperspace

    If you're going to Barnard's Star, just hitch a lift from the Vogons... you'd be there in minutes.

  7. Graham Marsden

    Hyperspace...?

    @Matt

    Provided you don't get chucked out of an airlock or have the Vogon Captain read poetry at you first...

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