When nine-year-old Jack Davis saw the job advertisement for a planetary protection officer at NASA, he knew he was made for it. So the self-proclaimed “Guardian of the Galaxy” wrote a letter telling them.
“I may be nine but I think I would be a good fit for the job. One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien, also I have seen almost all the space and alien movies I can see.” So he sounds qualified, doesn’t he?
In response to the kid’s letter, Dr. James L.Green, director of NASA’s planetary science division wrote back to him, saying the job opening was “very important work.” “We are always looking for bright future scientists and engineers to help us, so I hope you will study hard and do well in school,” Green writes. “We hope to see you here at NASA one of these days!”
And as if that wasn’t enough excitement for a fourth-grader, he also got a call from NASA’s planetary research director, Jonathan Rall, to congratulate him on being interested. We expect NASA hasn’t heard the last of this kid.