3 headlines blasting off online thanks to our love of space

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By: Jared Cotter | Kristina Guerrero | Dave Taylor | Frenchie Aguilh Posted: 8:17 PM, Aug 7, 2017

If you're a fan of outer space, this week is a big week for you. Between new space careers you can apply for to sweet shades helping you take in an eclipse, Jared Cotter and Kristina Guerrero have got the 3 biggest trending stories online that are bringing outer space to you.

1. Jobs Wanted – In Space

If you've seen Men In Black and Independence Day more as training films than entertainment, get ready to re-watch them before applying to work at NASA as a Planetary Protection Officer. Seriously!

The job posting recently opened and its duties include, "oversight of planetary protection policy implementation by NASA space flight missions", "leading planning and coordination of NASA mission planetary protection needs" – etc., etc. Our big quesiton…do you think they throw in free astronaut ice cream?

2. Eclipsewear

With the August 21st solar eclipse rapidly approaching, many are already preparing to get a glimpse of the magical moment – but you won't be able to see any more eclipses if you mess up your eyes! Keep them safe this eclipse with a pair of approved eclipse sunglasses (There's a lot of fakes out there!).

This list will tell you where you can find solar-safe glasses that the Solar Eclispe Task Force have given the A-OK for checking out the eclipse. Or get them for free at over 7,000 public libraries across the US or at a Warby Parker Eyewear store near you!

3. Out of this World…Heels?

If your feet need a lift – and a few extra MPHs – check out these high heeled roller skates by Saint Laurent. What do these have to do with space, you might ask? One reason is, just like going into space, you need incredible engineers and an incredible dream to create a shoe like this.

The other reason? Anyone who buys a pair might as well shoot $2,600 right into outer space, because that's how much these babies cost – that price tag is what's out of this world…

What do you think about heels with wheels – just in time or just another lame fad? Tell us your thoughts on our Facebook page, @TheListShowTV.