Virgin Galactic now hiring astronauts

Virgin Galactic
Photograph: AirSpace user Thierry Boccon

How would you like to work for this guy? That’s right, folks, Virgin Galactic is hiring.

The company, set to be the world’s first private spaceline, is seeking applicants for the new position of “Pilot-Astronaut” who will work with the programme’s development and then ultimately fly the paying punters, officially christened “Customer-Astronauts”.

Virgin Galactic is seeking applicants by the end of the month to start in June. You’ll need to be a US citizen, have a FAA medical certificate, and, oh, previous spaceflight experience is a plus.

You will have to be based out of the desert, first Mojave and then Spaceport America, but it is a job out of this world.

No word on staff travel benefits, though.

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