NASA is Hiring Someone to Protect the Earth Aliens

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is hiring a “Planetary Protection Officer” role, in an effort to defend humans from contamination. NASA is offering a six-figure salary to the person who ends up achieving the position.

According to the job listing, the ¬†role of Planetary Protection officer will be “responsible for the leadership of NASA’s planetary protection capability, maintenance of planetary protection policies, and oversight of their implementation by NASAs space flight missions.”

Furthermore, the job is concerned with the probability of alien contamination.

“Planetary protection is concerned with the avoidance of organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration,” the job posting read. “Nasa maintains policies for planetary protection, applicable to all space flight missions that may intentionally or unintentionally carry Earth organisms and organic constituents to the planets or other solar system bodies, and any mission employing spacecraft, which are intended to return to Earth and its biosphere with samples from extraterrestrial targets of exploration.”

If you’re considering applying for the job, you must have experience overseeing space programs, knowledge of planetary protection, and advanced leadership that has helped NASA during challenging times and collateral discussion. Moreover, they must have one year as a top-level civilian government employee under their belt, and an advanced degree in physical science, engineering or mathematics.

Candidates will also have to travel frequently, as well as create proposals and answer e-mails much like any other job.

This unique role has only been done before in Europe and will be a three-year position. There is a possibility that this job may extend to a five-year commitment. It was originally created after the US signed the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which pledged to conduct space exploration so that humans were protected from inorganic contamination.

Only US Nationals and US citizens can apply to the job at this time.

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