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Who Wants to be an Astronaut? « The NASA Lady

Who Wants to be an Astronaut?

Jan 9, 2012   //   by pgreyer   //   Latest Buzz  //  No Comments

If you missed the announcement in November that NASA has opened applications for it’s 2013 Astronaut class you still have time to apply for a once in a lifetime chance to have a career that many desire yet few are chosen for. Seems that being an astronaut is a dream that many people have. Even this guy applied to NASA.

Elvis at NASA 1963

Elvis applies to NASA in 1963's "It Happened at the World's Fair". Image courtesy @NASA

Today, January 8th, is Elvis’ birthday and @NASA posted this picture to day happy birthday Elvis. In the film, Elvis was a pilot. I’m sure crop dusting is a long way from wanting to go into space but hey, it’s a movie. Whether the idea was NASA’s or the producers, or Elvis himself, it got a big product placement shot for NASA and possibly increased interest in our nation’s fledgling space program and inspired some kids who watched the movie to desire to be a rock star and an astronaut at the same time.

I say dream big and reach beyond the stars. Dreams do come true!

Here is the link to apply to be part of the 2013 astronaut class. The application closes January 27, 2012 so get to it!

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