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NASA Job Opening: Planetary Protection Officer, Six-Figure Salary

NASA Job Opening: Planetary Protection Officer, Six-Figure Salary

NASA is currently looking for a planetary protection officer who’s duties include defending Earth from aliens

NASA is willing to pay a six figure salary, ranging between $124,406 and $187,000 per year for someone who will protect the Earth from alien invasion. Those who have broad engineering experience and are willing to travel have a great chance to be the Earth’s hero.

The U.S. based space agency is in search not of life on other planets, but of a Planetary Protection Officer. The job involves preventing alien microbes from contaminating the Earth, while also making sure that human space explorers do not damage other planets, moons and objects found in space.

“Planetary protection is concerned with the avoidance of organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration,” NASA wrote in the job posting on its website late last month.

Other duties include advising the officials of Safety Mission Assurance on planetary protection matters, while also making sure that robotic and human spaceflight missions develop as they should.

However, even though the job opening is tempting and comes with plenty of benefits, one must understand that it is not fit for those shy of responsibility. The Planetary Protection Officer role is one of the two such full time positions worldwide and is required by the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. The other position is with the European Space Agency.

Those who are interested in the job can apply until August 14, 2017. The post is initially available for a period of 3 years, even though it may be extended for an additional two.

 

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