Cnet is reporting that NASA is looking to take on astronauts for training in 2009 onwards. They are looking for between 10-15 candidates who have a bachelor's degree in engineering, science or maths and three years of relevant professional experience.
I have a bachelors degree in computer science but unfortunately only one years experience in relevant work (well my experience in. The job gives you the opportunity to drive moon buggys, fortunately I currently have a clean driving licence.
One of the requirements of the job comes from this money quote:
"Frequent travel may be required"
I always wanted to be an Astronaut when I was growing up, perhaps this is my opportunity - application is open until next summer!