Back in April 2012, James Cameron revealed he was investing in Planetary Resources, a company with ambitious plans to head out into space a mine asteroids for precious metals and water. Now, it appears that company is looking to hire college students for a paid internship to start chipping away at the space rocks!
In an email to supporters sent out on Monday, Planetary Resources President Chris Lewicki announced the positions:
"Do you want to be an Asteroid Miner?
"Well, here's your chance!
"We're looking for passionate college students for
paid coop positions to help us mine asteroids
this spring and summer...
"If you love space and want to contribute directly to
the development of the next generation of space
exploration technologies, we want to hear from you
(or from anyone you know that you think would be
Okay, so you won't actually be heading into space, those operations won't begin until the end of this decade. However, Planetary Resources is looking for juniors and seniors in college that are studying things like aerospace engineering and computer science. You'll have to relocate to Bellvue, Washington (what, no space station?) and though you won't be mining asteroids, it does offer an opportunity to jump into an awesomely futuristic job that could benefit everyone on Earth, along with the planet itself.
If you want to check out the full job posting you can do so here. If you want to get a preview of the mission watch the video below!