NASA’s recruitment campaign is looking for Mars explorers.
NASA has released a series of vintage retro posters looking for applicants willing to leave Earth in a spacecraft and travel to Mars sometime in the near future.
The space agency is looking to recruit explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers, technicians, shift workers, adventurers and others to live an extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet.
The posters first appeared at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex in 2009.
Unfortunately, we can’t quit our day jobs just yet. The program could take a while to begin. NASA’s three-step ‘Journey to Mars’ wouldn’t be underway until around the year 2030.
When the program does start, it would be a one-way ticket to the Red Planet. Mars is about 140 million miles away. But if you were traveling at the speed of light, you would get there in 13 minutes.
Unfortunately, there is no aircraft that travels that fast, and it would instead take several months to arrive.
NASA’s fastest mission, New Horizons, has a top speed of 36,000 miles per hour and could arrive to Mars in as little as six months. Most other aircrafts would take upwards of one year.
Then again, if you spent your whole life dreaming of being launched into space, one year of traveling should be cake.
Images via Kennedy Space Center
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