The Final Frontier

Who Wants to Mine Asteroids? Interested Interns Can Apply Here

"It may sound like science fiction, but it's just science!"
 Who Wants to Mine Asteroids? Interested Interns Can Apply Here

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If you live in the Bellevue, Wash. area and consider yourself Elon Musk Jr., boy do we have the internship of a lifetime for you. Planetary Resources, a budding startup backed by the likes of Google CEO Larry Page and famous Hollywood director James Cameron, posted a job listing for interns hoping to help the company mine near-earth asteroids. Non-space nuts need not apply.

According to the listing, spotted by the Wall Street Journal:

It may sound like science fiction, but it’s just science!

Planetary Resources, Inc (PRI), The Asteroid Mining Company, is seeking qualified and enthusiastic candidates for paid cooperative education positions to assist in the development of new systems and technologies for the commercial robotic exploration of near Earth asteroids in our Bellevue, WA location. Applicants should have an interest in space systems design and application and should expect a hands-on, intense and dynamic work environment.

Interested candidates must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher in a program like aerospace engineering or computer science. MFA students looking to use the experience as fodder for a future science fiction novel are shit out of luck.

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