1960's NASA employment ads appealed to the science-fiction-loving kid in all of us

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:

1960's NASA employment ads appealed to the science-fiction-loving kid in all of us

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]