04/23/2011 11:38 pm ET Updated Jun 23, 2011

With Flights Winding Down, NASA Astronauts Seek New Opportunities

What happens when you have the right stuff at the wrong time?

Members of NASA's astronaut corps have been asking just that, now that the space shuttle program is ending and their odds of flying anywhere good anytime soon are getting smaller. The Endeavour is scheduled to launch this week, and the Atlantis is supposed to fly the last shuttle mission in June -- and all the seats are spoken for.