NASA wants to hire data scientists with a crypto and DLT background

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States wants to hire a data scientist with crypto and blockchain expertise.

Crypto and blockchain considered a plus

According to a LinkedIn job posting posted on September 20, NASA wants to hire a data scientist for its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, whose primary function is the construction and operation of planetary robotic spacecraft and conducting Earth observation missions.

Among the high number of qualifications required, NASA listed knowledge in one or more related areas, including big data, machine learning, the Internet of Things, analysis, statistics and cloud computing, among others. In a separate rule, the agency mentioned the experience with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and stated that such a qualification is considered a plus.

The qualifications mentioned are supposed to have been implemented by the data scientist in designing and implementing a program for analyzing complex, large-scale data sets used for research, modeling, data mining and predictive analysis at NASA, the agency wrote.

NASA on blockchain

The large global space agency is not new to blockchain technology. In January 2019, NASA proposed a blockchain framework for air traffic management to enable secure, private and anonymous communication with air traffic services.

In April 2018, NASA awarded a grant to support the development of an autonomous spacecraft that could implement blockchain technology to make decisions without human intervention.

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