As far as job adverts go, it doesn't get much better than this. Originally featured in a 1967 issue of Scientific American, the full-page ad by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory resonates perfectly with something Neil deGrasse Tyson mentioned in an interview with io9 back in July: "Good science fiction inspires people to pursue science every time."


And for those of you hankering for an updated version, here's a photoshopped variation on the advert featuring a little more "mohawk guy" Bobak Ferdowsi, courtesy of boingboing reader William Jaspers:

And for more inspiring words on the ongoing dance between science and science fiction, check out this moving message from Carl Sagan to the future explorers of Mars.
[Spotted on boingboing]


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