Here it Comes! Virgin Galatic is hiring!

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  1. jbcarioca
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    Just imagine the mies for one single, hopefully round, trip.
    From AvWeb today:
    VIRGIN GALACTIC HIRING SPACE PILOTS
    Virgin Galactic put out a call for pilot-astronaut applicants this week, as the company ramps up to offer tourism flights into space. Virgin is ready to select three candidates, one to start now and the others to come on board as needed. The pilots will participate in the ongoing test-flight program for WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo in Mojave and later will help launch commercial operations and train new pilots at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Virgin is looking for graduates of test-pilot school with experience flying high-performance jets and large multi-engine aircraft as well as "low lift-to-drag ratio glide experience (e.g. simulated flameout landings) in complex aircraft." Their ideal candidate would have spaceflight experience as well -- a criterion that might not be so hard to meet as NASA winds down its shuttle program, leaving their astronaut corps grounded. More...
     
  2. jason8612
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    Cool!
    Looks like this will soon happen
     
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