NASA Is Looking for 'Planetary Protection Officer'
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"Planetary Protection Officer, NASA."
The job opening was announced by the United States space agency, NASA.
The Washington Post called the job title "one of the greatest ever conceived."
If you think this job seems just right for action movie stars like Bruce Willis in "Armageddon" or Will Smith in "Men in Black" or "Independence Day," you are not alone.
The announcement says the job pays up to $187,000 yearly. It is getting a lot of attention on social media this week.
One person wondered if the job comes with a cape like a superhero would wear.
But before you start practicing your fighting skills, take a closer look at the description of the job:
"Planetary protection is concerned with the avoidance of...biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration."
This means the person who gets this job will be in charge of making sure Earth organisms are not accidentally taken to other planets. He or she will also be responsible for making sure samples collected on other planets are kept safe when they make it back to Earth.
NASA saw the job listing was getting a lot of attention, so it posted a video from Catharine Conley, the current officer.
The video explained the job by comparing what happens on Earth when non-native species are brought to a new continent.
When plants, fish, insects and other animals come to an area where they have no natural predators, they can kill native plants, eat other animals and damage crops.
NASA is concerned that might happen if a space vehicle brings something from Earth to another planet.
Conley is a biologist. So if your science background is not strong, you might not be a good fit for the job.
She has not yet said if she will re-apply for the job.
If you still think you might be a good fit for the job, keep one other thing in mind: you must be a U.S. citizen.
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1.NASA saw the job listing was getting a lot of attention, so it posted a video from Catharine Conley, the current officer.
getting a lot of attention 收到广泛关注
She was getting a lot of attention.
Old Chinese sneaker brands have been getting a lot of attention these days.
2.If you still think you might be a good fit for the job, keep one other thing in mind: you must be a U.S. citizen.
keep in mind 牢记于心
Keep in mind you're going to be fighting lots of men who hit plenty hard.
I hope you will keep in mind what I am saying.
如果你认为该职业像动作影片《末日审判》里的布鲁斯·威力斯（Bruce Willis）或《黑衣人》和《独立日》里的威尔·史密斯（Will Smith）那样，你绝对不是唯一有此想法的人 。
招聘公告显示，该职位年薪达18.7万美元 。本周，该职位在社交媒体上引发众人关注 。
具体是指，行星保卫官要保证地球生物不会被意外地带往其他星球 。同时还得确保从其他星球采集的样本在返回地球时的安全 。
美国宇航局注意到这一职位得广泛关注，因此他们上传了一则现任行星保卫官凯瑟琳·康利（Catharine Conley）录制的视频 。
康利是一位生物学家 。如果你的科学知识不够全面，你可能不适合应聘这项工作 。