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NASA's Recruitment Video


Nasa have produced a promotional video to help their search for the next generation of astronauts.

Until now the space agency used to keep the search for astronauts on the downlow, but in this YouTube age the new drive comes with an all singing, all dancing recruitment video.

"We need you to help plan for this future of exploration," Nasa Administrator Charles Bolden booms. "Join Nasa. Get your application in now for the 2013 astronaut candidate class. Your spaceflight experience begins right now."

In five years Nasa hopes to pay for trips for astronauts headed to the space station on American-built commercial rockets, but at the moment they have to hitch a ride with the Russians as they're out of rockets. Eventually, the space agency hopes to fly astronauts in a government-owned Orion capsule to an asteroid or even Mars.

The Telegraph reckons a job there pays between $64,700 and $141,700 a year, applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree - most astronauts have a master's or a doctorate - in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics.

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