NASA is currently looking for a Planetary Protection Officer to defend planet Earth from the threat of invading alien life.
No, this isn’t a recruitment video for the Men in Black, it’s a real government job! NASA needs a scientist to help fight alien life — but not the kind you might see in a sci fi films —The alien life we need protection from is microscopic!
The Planetary Protection Officer is in charge of keeping our space exploration equipment free of contamination. They keep our Earth equipment clean and free of earth microbes and they also protect our returning equipment from being contaminated with microscopic organisms from outer space.
Scientists fear that even a small germ from outside our planet could cause untold damage. NASA’s Office of Planetary Protection ensures that we explore the space responsibly.
Fighting aliens may not be as glamorous as it is in the movies, but it’s still a cool job, and with the $187,000 yearly salary and the best job title in the galaxy, lots of Americans are applying.
Don’t sleep on this guy NASA. He’s an expert in defending earth from aliens and asteroids. Double threat.
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