NASA Is Running Out of Astronauts

According to a new report by the National Research Council, NASA needs more astronauts. C'mon, what are you waiting for? It's not like there are any jobs here on earth.

According to the Washignton Post, NASA employees just 59 astronauts, compared to 150 a decade ago. Of course, a decade ago we actually had a space shuttle for these astronauts to pilot. These days, astronauts have to ride shotgun in a Russian spaceship. Sure, this is way more awesome than whatever you happen to be wasting your life on now, but have you ever smelled the inside of a Russian spaceship? Phew.

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