Need a Job? NASA Looking for Astronauts

October 5, 2011 Updated Oct 5, 2011 at 2:46 PM EDT

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Need a Job? NASA Looking for Astronauts

October 5, 2011 Updated Oct 5, 2011 at 2:46 PM EDT

NASA on Tuesday announced that it will begin taking astronaut applications for the Class of 2013 in November, according to Florida Today.

The number of astronauts has dropped to around 60 from 150 after the space shuttle program was retired earlier this year, according to the report. The new class, the story says, could participate in flights to the International Space Station or take part in exploration missions.

Read the Florida Today story HERE.