NASA Seeks Astronauts for a New Era For the first time in decades, NASA has posted an advertisement for astronaut candidates who are not expected to travel on the space shuttle. NASA is retiring the shuttle in 2010, so the astronauts will fly in the next generation of ships.
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NASA Seeks Astronauts for a New Era

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NASA Seeks Astronauts for a New Era

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NASA's 2004 class of astronaut candidates.

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For the first time in decades, NASA has posted an advertisement for astronaut candidates who are not expected to travel on the space shuttle.

NASA is retiring the space shuttle in 2010, which means some of those chosen will fly on new ships that succeed the shuttle. Cadets found through these new job ads will likely work on the international space station — and may very well get to walk on the moon.

The advertisement, posted on USAJOBS, notes that there are a few positions based in Houston. The salary range listed is $59,493 to $130,257 a year.