May 18, 2016 03:27 AM EDT

NASA Hiring Astronauts For Future Space Missions And More Insider Job Openings

By Jane Reed

NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics, is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government. Right now, NASA's New Horizon spacecraft has collected the first science on a post-Pluto object. The craft has now twice observed 1994 jR1, a 90-mile-wide Kuiper Belt object orbiting more than 3 billion miles from the sun. If you'd like to join the ranks of the men and women responsible for putting New Horizon on the frontline, then find out if you have what it takes. 

NASA selects astronauts from a diverse pool of candidates with a variety of backgrounds. From the many applications received, only a few are chosen for the intensive Astronaut Candidate training program. Including the "Original Seven", only 338 astronauts have been selected to date.

Right now, NASA is hiring the following:

AST, Life Sciences Research
Center: Johnson Space Center
Location: Houston, TX
Salary: $132,526.00 to $160,300.00
Open Period: 5/12/2016 to 5/26/2016

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING POSITIONS (AST)
Center: Glenn Research Center
Location: Cleveland, OH
Salary: $61,588.00 to $61,588.00
Open Period: 4/26/2016 to 8/9/2016

Supervisory Physical Scientist, AST, Earth Sciences
Center: Ames Research Center
Location: Moffett Field, CA
Salary: $139,342.00 to $160,300.00
Open Period: 5/16/2016 to 6/17/2016

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING POSITIONS (AST)
Center: Glenn Research Center
Location: Cleveland, OH
Salary: $45,512.00 to $55,666.00
Open Period: 4/26/2016 to 8/9/2016

Information Technology Specialist (Application Software)
Center: Inspector General
Location: Washington DC, DC
Salary: $64,650.00 to $119,794.00
Open Period: 5/3/2016 to 5/24/2016

Computer Scientist, AST (Computer Research and Development)
Center: Ames Research Center
Location: Moffett Field, CA
Salary: $139,342.00 to $160,300.00
Open Period: 5/18/2016 to 6/1/2016

Research AST, Biological Studies
Center: Ames Research Center
Location: Moffett Field, CA
Salary: $139,342.00 to $160,300.00
Open Period: 5/12/2016 to 5/27/2016

AST, Facility Systems Safety
Center: Goddard Space Flight Center
Location: Wallops Island, VA
Salary: $59,246.00 to $109,781.00
Open Period: 5/4/2016 to 5/19/2016

Research Aerospace Engineer, AST, Automation and Robotics Systems
Center: Langley Research Center
Location: Hampton, VA
Salary: $59,246.00 to $109,781.00
Open Period: 5/11/2016 to 5/25/2016

AST, Experimental Facilities Techniques (Vibro-Acoustic Test Engineer)
Center: Glenn Research Center
Location: Plum Brook Army Base
Salary: $45,512.00 to $55,666.00
Open Period: 5/11/2016 to 5/24/2016

Intelligence Operations Specialist
Center: Johnson Space Center
Location: Houston, TX
Salary: $112,665.00 to $146,468.00
Open Period: 5/11/2016 to 5/18/2016

AST, Flight Systems Operations
Center: Johnson Space Center
Location: Houston, TX
Salary: $95,343.00 to $123,951.00
Open Period: 5/18/2016 to 5/24/2016

Research Oceanographer, AST, Oceanographic Studies
Center: Goddard Space Flight Center
Location: Greenbelt, MD
Salary: $92,145.00 to $141,555.00
Open Period: 5/11/2016 to 5/26/2016

Research Physical Scientist, AST, Climate and Radiation Studies
Center: Goddard Space Flight Center
Location: Greenbelt, MD
Salary: $92,145.00 to $141,555.00
Open Period: 5/11/2016 to 5/26/2016

AST, Experimental Facility Development
Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Location: Huntsville, AL
Salary: $60,292.00 to $78,380.00
Open Period: 5/12/2016 to 5/25/2016

AST, Flight Systems Operations
Center: Johnson Space Center
Location: Houston, TX
Salary: $95,343.00 to $123,951.00
Open Period: 5/18/2016 to 5/24/2016

AST, Flight Systems Operations
Center: Johnson Space Center
Location: Houston, TX
Salary: $95,343.00 to $123,951.00
Open Period: 5/18/2016 to 5/24/2016

AST, Mechanical Experimental Equipment
Center: Stennis Space Center
Location: Stennis Space Center, MS
Salary: $71,012.00 to $109,781.00
Open Period: 5/9/2016 to 5/23/2016

Aerospace Engineer (AST, Aerospace Vehicle Design and Mission Analysis)
Center: Glenn Research Center
Location: Cleveland, OH
Salary: $73,819.00 to $87,781.00
Open Period: 5/2/2016 to 5/20/2016

Environmental Protection Specialist
Center: Ames Research Center
Location: Moffett Field, CA
Salary: $70,333.00 to $91,433.00
Open Period: 5/9/2016 to 5/20/2016

AST, MECHANICAL EXPERIMENTAL EQUIPMENT
Center: Stennis Space Center
Location: Stennis Space Center, MS
Salary: $45,512.00 to $68,509.00
Open Period: 5/9/2016 to 5/23/2016

AST, Aerospace Flight Systems
Center: Johnson Space Center
Location: Houston, TX
Salary: $95,343.00 to $123,951.00
Open Period: 5/18/2016 to 5/25/2016

Research Physical Scientist, AST Chemical and Biological Evolution
Center: Ames Research Center
Location: Moffett Field, CA
Salary: $118,460.00 to $154,000.00
Open Period: 5/9/2016 to 5/20/2016

Deputy Director of Flight Projects for Planning and Business Management
Center: Goddard Space Flight Center
Location: Greenbelt, MD
Salary: $123,175.00 to $170,400.00
Open Period: 5/11/2016 to 6/9/2016

Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate
Center: Headquarters
Location: Washington DC, DC
Salary: $123,175.00 to $237,700.00
Open Period: 5/4/2016 to 6/6/2016

Director, Aeronautics Directorate
Center: Glenn Research Center
Location: Cleveland, OH
Salary: $123,175.00 to $175,600.00
Open Period: 4/22/2016 to 5/23/2016

Associate Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Services and Integration
Center: Headquarters
Location: Washington DC, DC
Salary: $123,175.00 to $170,400.00
Open Period: 4/18/2016 to 5/18/2016

Director, Human Resources Management Division
Center: Headquarters
Location: Washington DC, DC
Salary: $123,175.00 to $175,600.00
Open Period: 4/25/2016 to 5/25/2016

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