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Dream Job: Being an Astronaut and Blasting Off to … Hawaii
CNBC.com | February 27, 2012 | 11:21 AM EST

Plenty of little kids have dreamed of becoming an astronaut. And plenty of adults have dreamed of jetting off to Hawaii. Now, Cornell and the University of Hawaii are making a double dream come true for eight lucky people, offering a job to work on an astronaut mission in Hawaii — and they will teach you how to cook ... on another planet.

Wait, cook? Don’t astronauts have their food delivered in little space pouches?

Yep, this mission is about cooking. But it’s about the great beyond of cooking — beyond those little silver pouches — testing crew-cooked food, which IS possible on a planetary-surface mission.

That’s right, while you would be cooking, you would be paving the way for a PLANETARY-SURFACE MISSION.

And just because there’s cooking involved doesn’t mean this is a job for chefs and not future astronauts.

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