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Today's Top Space Headline: NASA's 'Guardian of the Galaxy' --"We are On the Verge of Becoming a Spacefaring Species"

"The importance of planning for the protection of Earth's biosphere, and for responsible exploration of Mars and other locations in our solar system, cannot be overemphasized," said Lisa Pratt, NASA's new planetary protection officer responsible for protecting the planet from...        

NASA Announces New Planetary Protection Officer

Rest easily, Earthlings … the planet is once again being protected. NASA, which has been looking since last August for a new Planetary Protection Officer to protect the planet against threats from other planets and to protect other planets from threats and contaminates being delivered by Earth-launched space probes, announced that the position has been... Read more »

Planetary Protection Racket: New at Reason

6 months agoNews : Reason

NASA's hunt for a new planetary protection officer at $187,000 a year has been good for plenty of derisive laughs. It isn't funny when you realize that bureaucrat will be in charge of an agency whose existence threatens the future of...Show More Summary

9-Year-Old Applies for NASA’s Planetary Protection Officer Job; Gets Response

A few days ago, we wrote about how NASA posted a job offer asking for a “Planetary Protection Officer.” The position requires that the person applying has the ability to help “keep Earth safe from organic or biological material fromShow More Summary

NASA Responds to 9-Year-Old Job Applicant

NASA is hiring for a planetary protection officer, which sounded like the ideal job to a 9-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy fan. Upon learning of the organization's recent job posting, New Jersey fourth-grader Jack Davis submitted his application, explaining that he'd be perfect for the job because "I have seen...

This NASA job involves defending Earth from aliens

7 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Cassie Conley is NASA's planetary protection officer, and that is -- sort of -- what she does, but on a smaller scale, and not quite as messy

Duties of NASA's planetary protection officer include saving Earth

7 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Bored at work? Find yourself staring into space? NASA may have just the job for you. It comes with a six-figure salary -- and duties include saving the Earth. Chip Reid reports.

Cool 9-Year-Old Wants To Be NASA's Planetary Protection Officer

7 months agoNews : The Cutline

Jack acknowledged his youth, but said that will make it easier for him to learn how to think like an alien.

NASA Adorably Responds to 9-Year-Old Who Applied to be a “Guardian of the Galaxy”

7 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

NASA's recent job-opening of "Planetary Protection Officer" went viral last week for its science fiction-esque title, and New Jersey fourth grader Jack Davis decided to apply.

9-year-old 'Guardian of the Galaxy' applies for NASA gig

NASA's opening for a Planetary Protection Officer inspired New Jersey fourth grader Jack Davis to write in and express his interest in the position.        

Little boy pens brilliant letter to Nasa applying for job fighting aliens  

An ambitious nine-year-old boy has penned a letter to Nasa applying to become the space agency’s Planetary Protection Officer. The fourth grader from New Jersey said he was suitable as “my sister says I am an alien”, he added: “I amShow More Summary

9-year-old wants to be NASA's 'planetary protection officer'

A 9-year-old New Jersey boy who described himself as a "Guardian of the Galaxy" is hoping to add the real-life NASA title "Planetary Protection Officer" to his resume.

NASA Encourages Young ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets :

NASA is looking for a new Planetary Protection Officer to defend Earth from alien contamination. And Jack Davis might just be the man boy for the job. The self-proclaimed “Guardian of the Galaxy” […] The post NASA Encourages Young ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ appeared first on

'My sister says I am an alien’: A 9-year-old applies to be NASA's planetary protection officer

7 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The job posting generated a lot of interest last week, NASA said — especially from a fourth-grader named Jack Davis.

9-year-old applies for planetary protection job at NASA

7 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A nine-year-old boy applied for a “planetary protection officer” position at NASA. The agency responded with a letter and phone call.

NASA to 9-year-old applicant for alien-protection job: Maybe - CNET

7 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Commentary: Jack Davis, a self-styled Guardian of the Galaxy, applies for a gig as NASA's planetary protection officer. The space agency offers him hope.

9-year-old alien expert submits application for NASA job

If there's one population uniquely qualified to fight aliens, it's children under the age of 10 who love cable television. After hearing that NASA was looking for its next "Planetary Protection Officer," 9-year-old Jack Davis decided to throw his name in the hat. Show More Summary

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