This is why NASA’s Planetary Protection Officer would need to travel to space centres all over the world to analyze planet-bound robots to make sure we’re not accidentally contaminating another world, by zooming by, landing or even by photographing.
For example, NASA’s just been given the green light to explore Europa, an icy, possibly oceanic and potentially habitable moon of Jupiter. While the robot won’t be landing on the moon, it could accidentally crash land as it maps the surface, and Conley’s current job it to make sure there’s no risks to the Moon.
She’s also the one working with Elon Musk and SpaceX to make sure that they’re sticking to the treaty as well, so that when humans do end up going to space, both private and government spacecraft adhere to the international rules.
Sounds good to me so far.