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Are you a clean freak? Are you a keen geek? Do you think space is neat?

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If we send people to Mars (to live), surely that's biological contamination at it's worst?

And if it wasn't a US only job, I'd recommend Barry Scott !!

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"BANG! And the germs are gone!"

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Relax,

the thing about sending Trump is a joke.

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""BANG! And the germs are gone!"

You forgot the icon!

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Having worked with a NASA PPO on a Project once, they were extremely professional. The Job seems to basically revolve around teaching everyone else why its so important to clean everything multiple times, doing a brain frying amount of statistics and being exceptionally knowledgable about cleaning prodcedures and their effects on various materials.

They were a huge assistance to us on a mars Project I worked on. Still the amount of Statistical Analysis that they have to do is something i would NOT want to wish on anyone... ;)

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Good luck with that.

I have it on good authority that virtually every bit of kit that goes into space has the fingerprints of some of the hardware folks included "under the lid". On purpose.

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Re: Good luck with that.

Well, you've got a point.

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Hmmm managing an international agreement, but only Yanks can apply.....

Can I smell some bias here....

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ESA also has a Planetary Protection Office (in Noorwijk), and so do the Japanese. I assume the Russians, the Chinese and the Indians do too.

This is a NASA specific position, so why are you surprised it's only for yanks?

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If that is the case then fair enough.

But the item didn't mention that, otherwise I'm sure I would have picked it up, in fact it made it sound like NASA was running the entire show.

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Sounds like a job for

Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper. A man much concerned with purity of essence.

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What it boils down to

Is a pair of shoulder length veterinary gloves and a disinfectant spray for the routine work and for the serious PPO an equivalent to a Vor'cha class warship for things bigger than bacteria.

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