Want to be an astronaut? Better learn to be literate. From Discovery News:
In a sign of the times, aspiring astronauts were asked to write a Twitter post, a limerick or a haiku as part of their NASA applications. Here’s a winning entry from Victor Glover, 37, a U.S. Navy pilot and one of the eight members of the newly announced Astronaut Class of 2013.
“Eyes fixed gazing off into space/My mind in awe of the human race/This is all dizzying to me/Because I gave so much blood and pee/Happy to be here (by the) colonoscopy place.”The full piece is here.