NASA to pay officers $187000 to prevent 'alien' entry

  • NASA to pay officers $187000 to prevent 'alien' entry

NASA to pay officers $187000 to prevent 'alien' entry

The main task you have to perform as a full-time Planetary Protection Officer is of protecting human kind against aliens and their invasion.

The PPO position is assigned to the person who is eligible for the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for Planetary Protection.

And do you know how much is the salary?

But for those getting their inner Sigourney Weaver all Ripleyed up, it's not about staving off aliens with big teeth, enemy warships or even errant asteroids. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is now looking to fill the position of Planetary Protection Officer.

The US, along with another 106 countries, signed the Outer Space Treaty in 1967.

NASA is now hiring a Planetary Protection Officer, whose job description is exactly what it sounds like: The successful candidate will "protect the planet from potential alien contamination", Newsweek reports.

The position is time-limited to three years, with an option to extend for two more at the end of the project.

The successful candidate will be paid between $124,406 and $187,000. Talking to Business Insider, she explained that part of the global space treaty means any mission must have a less than 1-in-10,000 probability of contaminating an alien world.

So just what is a Planetary Protection Officer?

I'm not sure if I know of anyone who has the technical requirement of "advance knowledge of Planetary Protection" for the job. An ideal candidate should demonstrated skills in diplomacy that result in win-win solutions during extremely hard and complex multilateral discussions.

The job also involves travel to global space stations and overseeing extraterrestrial missions by robots.

Applications are open until August 14, 2017. The candidate must have a degree in physics, engineering Sciences or mathematics.

The job, needless to say, requires "some travel". The job position is for 3 years and it can be extended up to 5.