If you grew up loving Men in Black and Independence Day, we may have found the gig for you. NASA is hiring a “planetary protection officer” to defend Earth from alien contamination, and the job even comes with a six-figure salary. The individual chosen for the position will be tasked with ensuring humans in space do not contaminate planets and moons, as well as making sure “alien matter” does not infect Earth. All in all, one can expect to make $187,000 (£141,000) annually with benefits.
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/nasa-is-hiring-a-planetary-protection-officer-and-it-pays-six-figures