How does one become a space scientist for NASA?

Next fall I will be majoring in Physics (BS), then attend graduate for astrobiology, astronomy or astrophysics. I am interested in working for NASA as a space scientist focusing on planetary exploration and science etc. I was wondering if anyone knows how to become a competitive applicant to be hired by nasa?

Asked By: Average Joe - 3/27/2010
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In a similar manner as one gets to Carnegie Hall... More
Answered By: jrcg - 3/27/2010
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Check NASA website.
Answered By: G. - 3/27/2010
Try to get a NASA REU, once you have your foot in the door you are in.
Answered By: xanzibar - 3/27/2010
Your best bet would be to get a postdoc after grad school working for NASA. They hire more postdocs than permanent scientists and it's easier to get that position. NASA also offers internships for undergrad students (but it's not an REU since it's not through NSF) and fellowships for graduate students. To get those... More
Answered By: eri - 3/27/2010
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