We must admit, this video has left us pretty much speechless. So we’ll just let the words of former astronaut and current NASA bigwig do the talking.
“This next group of American space explorers will inspire the Mars generation to reach for new heights, and help us realize the goal of putting boot prints on the Red Planet,” says NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “Those selected for this service will fly on U.S. made spacecraft from American soil, advance critical science and research aboard the International Space Station, and help push the boundaries of technology in the proving ground of deep space.”
Boot prints on the Red Planet, people. Oh hell yeah. The agency will accept applications from Dec. 14 through mid-February and expects to announce candidates selected in mid-2017. Applications for consideration as a NASA Astronaut will be accepted at http://www.usajobs.gov. Do it for your country, folks. Or for the absolutely unstoppable pickup line: “Boy do I need a drink, I just got back from MARS!”