NASA appoints “planetary protection officer” to act as an intermediary between humans and extraterrestrial life

(Natural News) The recently appointed “planetary protection officer” of NASA has a big job. Lisa Pratt is in charge of the space agency’s efforts to prevent biological material from contaminating a planet’s biosphere, an article in stated. On one hand, Pratt must make sure there are no bacteria from Earth aboard U.S. spacecraft that…

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