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Listen: Jason and Deb Discuss NASA's Planetary Protection Officers.

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If you watched the movie "Men in Black" and thought, "I could do that" after watching Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith save the planet, you're time to show off your skills in here.

NASA is hiring for a planetary proection officer, a role tthat was created after the signing of the Outer Space Treaty in 1967.

Planetary protection officers are asked to make sure humans don't contaminate planets, moons, or other parts of space.

The job pays a six-figure salary from $124,406 to $187,000 a year, plus benefits.

According to Catharine Conley, NASA's only planetary protection officer since 2014, "This new job ad is a result of relocating the position I currently hold to the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, which is an independent technical authority within NASA," Conley told Business Insider in an email on Tuesday.

 

This week, we talked about the job on the show, listen below:

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