Attorney General Jeff Sessions made some waves this week by reverting to the more accurate term “illegal alien” from the politically correct “undocumented immigrant.” As it turns out though, DOJ isn’t the only agency protecting us from aliens.
NASA has advertised a Planetary Protection Officer position which sounds like a pretty sweet job.
The gig, which comes with a six-figure salary, would involve protecting the planet and its inhabitants from alien contamination and vice versa.
In doing so, the planetary protection officer is responsible for implementing policies during NASA space flight missions.
“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,” the job description states.
It doesn’t sound like there will be much opportunities for fighting xenomorphs and facehuggers though. I don’t think $187k would be enough pay for that anyway.
The job description indicates that significant travel may be required.
It doesn’t specify where though.