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If you've ever watched Independence Day and had a tear running down your cheek as Will Smith saves the world, thinking 'I wish I could do that', then your time to shine is now.
While there are so many things going on on the surface of our planet that are concerning enough, NASA is looking ahead and wants to be prepared. That's why they've recently opened up a vacancy to be a 'Planetary Protection Officer'.
According to their website, they're looking for someone who will be 'concerned with the avoidance of organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration'. So, it sounds less like Independence Day and more like Alien.
The job is for three years with the potential for another two; but the big kicker is the salary: "$124,406 (£94,202) to $187,000 (£141,599) per year. It requires frequent travel across America as well as drug testing and a financial disclosure agreement.
It appears the offer has got some people excited:
But the tricky part is having the skills and qualifications that NASA is looking for:
You also have to have a degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics, or a combination of education and experience.
What are you waiting for?
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