Wednesday 4 November 2015

Be an Astronaut!

NASA is searching for the next generation of astronauts (from ABC News online, and NASA)!

  • US citizen.
  • "bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field" (minimum).
  • "be followed by at least three years of related, progressively responsible experience".
  • "pass a long-duration spaceflight physical test".
  • "Distant visual acuity: 20/20 or better uncorrected, correctable to 20/20; Blood pressure: 140/90 measured in a sitting position; Height between 58.5 [148.59 cm] and 76 inches [193.04 cm]."
Really cool. I envy you boys and girls. Good luck!


Unfortunately, Aussie kids won't be running in that space race.

But, never mind, young Australians: You can always have a life full of meaning, achievement, adventure, and excitement on Earth. You study economics/law, work for free as an intern for a free-market "non-partisan" (wink, wink) "think" tank; next, you become an apparatchik for a "conservative, right-of-centre, libertarian" party.

After that, you go into Parliament, to "squeeze" parliamentary allowances and to suck up "network" like crazy with your future business partners. You may even win a legal coup d'etat leadership challenge!

Worse comes to worse, you can always join the Labor Party.

Wouldn't that make you feel proud?

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