Children always seem to have a fascination with space and aliens, so when NASA posted a job looking for candidates who could protect Earth from aliens, nine-year-old Jack Davis quickly replied. He wrote a letter to NASA expressing his interest in the job. To his surprise, they responded with a letter of their own.
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“My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job,” the fourth-grader wrote in a letter. “I may be nine but think I would be 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.”
NASA’s job application actually states that the desk officer would assist with the “avoidance of organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration,” but fighting space aliens for Earth has a better ring to it.
Jack was one of the first applicants to submit his letter of intent, according to The Daily Mail. The fourth-grade boy, who is a fan of the film Guardian of the Galaxy, received a letter back from Dr. James L Green, who leads the division.
“I hear you are a ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ and that you’re interested in being a NASA Planetary Protection Officer. That’s great!” he wrote.
“Our Planetary Protection Officer position is really cool and is very important work. It’s about protecting Earth from tiny microbes when we bring back samples from the Moon, asteroids, and Mars. It’s also about protecting other planets and moons from our germs as we responsibly explore the Solar System.”
Even though Jack didn’t get the job, Green made sure to leave him with a few words of encouragement. “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. We hope to see you here at NASA one of these days!”
And I doubt any of us would be surprised if Jack does one day work for NASA. He’s already well on his way.