Blue Origin is hiring, by the way. On its jobs page, it lists its hiring criteria:
1. You must have a genuine passion for space. Without passion, you will find what we're trying to do too difficult. There are much easier jobs.(Neal Stephenson works there part time.) It probably gets about 10,000 resumes a day. Link
2. You must want to work in a small company.
3. We are building real hardware -- not PowerPoint presentations. This must excite you. You must be a builder.
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