NASA responds to job application from boy, 9

NASA responds to job application from boy, 9

A nine-year-old boy received an encouraging response from NASA after he applied for the role of planetary protection officer. The job was listed this week as the space agency seeks help to protect Earth from aliens. In technical terms, the officer would assist with the “avoidance of organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration”. The job advert notes that “space flight missions may intentionally or unintentionally carry Earth organisms and organic constituents…

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