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“Although searches for extraterrestrial intelligence have thus far come up empty-handed, the United Nations appears to be preparing for eventual ‘first contact.’ Many media outlets are carrying the story that Mazlan
Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist who heads the UN’s Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna — already charged with things like keeping track of satellites to prevent Kessler Syndrome and coordinating the international response to any earth-impacting asteroids — will be the first person to meet with aliens if they do show up.”
Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact. She will set out the details of her proposed new role at a Royal Society conference in Buckinghamshire next week. The 58-year-old is expected to tell delegates that the proposal has been prompted by the recent discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting other starts, which is thought to make the discovery of extraterrestrial life more probable than ever before.
Mrs Othman is currently head of the UN’s little known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa).
Below is a list of participants with this UNOOSA group, what their roles are and where they are from. These will be the folks setting up who speaks, what they will say to the aliens etc. I think this should be open to the public. Perhaps we should be involved somehow. Any ideas?