NASA seeks 'Planetary Protection Officer'


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/02/nasa-seeks-planetary-protect.html


#2

I nominate Sigourney Weaver.


#3

“Nuke it from orbit” doesn’t exactly scream “minimize human impact on local ecology.”


#4

I am sure that the NASA official tasked with locating and tracking all potentially earth-threatening asteroids has an incredibly boring job title like “Director of the Office of Near Earth Object Orbital Characterization.” ONEOOC Director.


#5

But what comes after Earth?


#6

Could he be a captain?


#7

Dress for the job you want, and wear this to the interview:

UltramanZeroProfile


#8

I know who NOT to nominate.


#9

Perhaps he is “laying on hands” …?

“Metal fatigue, I rebuke you! Out, micro-fractures! Out, in the name of Jesus the Metallurgist!”


#10

“Oh Lord, protect this rocket house and all who dwell within the rocket house.”


#11

I’m just glad it’s not a cabinet-level position. Based on some of Trump’s other appointments, I’d hate to see who he might come up with…

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#12

Is that the new head of Homeland Security, appointed to protect us from aliens?


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#14

This is why you do not use quotation marks on signs like that.


#15

But, there’s like a five-second rule, right? if a contaminated spacecraft lands on a planet, but then takes again off within five seconds, no germs are transferred, right? We’re good, right?


#16

Is this to protect the planet from Herr Cheeto Benito?


#17

There are just no jobs out there for my skillset.


#18

Is Gordon Freeman available? He has the scientific background, requisite clearances, and demonstrated expertise in dealing with Xenos incursions…


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