Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Hiring a 'Spaceport Mixologist'

But don't expect to be pouring drinks in zero gravity (yet, at least).

There are currently several hundred job opportunities at SpaceX, the private aerospace company founded by Elon Musk. In addition to Launch Quality Inspectors and Software Engineers with Top Secret Clearance, SpaceX is also trying to fill over a dozen food service positions at both its Hawthorne, California headquarters and at its south Texas launch site, which it also refers to as "Starbase."

One of the gigs that SpaceX listed on its Careers page is described as a "Spaceport Mixologist," which is honestly the kind of job title that makes us wish we hadn't deactivated our LinkedIn accounts. "SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not," the paragraph at the top of the job listing reads. "Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars."

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But, once you get past the "life on Mars" part, it seems like they're just looking for a reasonably terrestrial bartender. The list of preferred skills includes previous restaurant work, "experience preparing handcrafted cocktails in a resort environment," and experience making beverages to accompany a themed menu.

The biggest question is where, exactly, on the Starbase this mixologist will be slinging all of those themed drinks. Last October, Musk shared three pictures from the site, including a cocktail with a paper umbrella and a slice of pineapple that he said was from the "Tiki Bar." (When someone responded to ask how the Tiki Bar "fit in" at the Spaceport, Musk replied "I mean, ya gotta have a tiki bar.")

In January, Tim Dodd, who runs the @EverydayAstronaut account, posted a picture of a building — complete with exterior flaps taken from SpaceX's MK1 rocket — that he said contained the Spaceport's Tiki Bar. Musk responded, writing that this particular facility was actually a restaurant, but that the company planned to build a bar at the top of the high bay that it uses to build and assemble its Starship spacecraft and superheavy booster rockets.

Although the Starbase's restaurant and bar will just be for SpaceX employees and contractors (at least for now — Musk has hinted on Twitter that he'd like to eventually welcome members of the public to the site), this isn't Musk's only recent foray into the foodservice world. Earlier this summer, Tesla filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for "restaurant services, pop-up restaurant services, self-service restaurant services [and] take-out restaurant services."

This started some online speculation that Musk would follow through with another one of his Twitter comments: The one where he said that he was going to "put an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger locations in LA."

Who knows, if Tesla really goes in that direction, there might be a listing for a roller-skating Supercharger server in the near future.

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