Do you need better work stories? Then maybe a job as the world's first pilot-astronaut is for you.
Virgin Galactic has launched its search for pilot-astronauts to work at the world's first private spaceline. The firm, a subsidiary of Virgin Group, will recruit people to deliver a "sub-orbital spaceflight service to Virgin Galactic Customer-Astronauts" with uncompromised comfort.
The job description said all candidates must be citizens of the United States.
"[Virgin Galactic] is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users.
"Company objectives in the lead up to commercial operations are to confirm that the spaceflight system meets Virgin Galactic's exacting standards, and to set up an operational base at Spaceport America in New Mexico."
People can apply for the position at http://careers.virgin.com